Scottie Brydon and Roberto Cucinotta made history on French soil by setting two new world records on Friday (28 September) at the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Chateauroux.
The Australian achieved a score of 37 in the PT1 (mixed trap seated SG-S), beating Great Britain’s Allan Ritchie by just one point. It was actually the latter who used to hold the world record of 34, set earlier this year at the Al Ain World Cup.
“I am very happy to have broken the world record. It was fantastic to compete at this range,” said Brydon. Spain’s Jose Santiago Argote Cameno ended third.
Italy’s Cucinotta ended with a score of 38 in the PT3 (mixed trap standing SG-SU), breaking the world record of 37 set by his compatriot Francesco Nespeca in Al Ain, last March.
Fellow Italian Emilio Poli took silver and Spain’s Antonio Brinas Mora bronze.
There was a double celebration for the hosts.
Romain Ramalingom Sellemoutou won the P5 (10m air pistol standard SH1) ahead of Poland’s Slawomir Okoniewski and Szymon Sowinski.
Cyril Delubac added another gold for France in the PT2 (mixed trap standing SG-L). He was followed by Italy’s Raffaele Talamo and Great Britain’s Steve Ling.
Poland came in first in the P5 (mixed air pistol standard SH1). Brazil and Czech Republic completed the podium.
Great Britain won the PT1 (mixed trap seated SG-S) team event, with Spain ending second. Italy took gold in the PT2 (mixed trap standing SG-L) ahead of France.
Competition finishes on Saturday (29 September).