Mike Johnson and Lynda O’Cain (Loader) with bronze
The World Championships included approximately 250 athletes from 45 countries.
Malcolm Humm (High Performance Directorm, Paralympics New Zealand) said, “The performance of Michael Johnson today was superb. The level of competition at these World Championships is greater than it has ever been. This is a Paralympic Sport that is growing rapidly with a large number of new athletes now breaking into the top ten in the world. For Michael to continue to win medals at the Paralympic Games and World Championships demonstrates the class athlete he is.”
Humm continued, “PNZ attended these World Championships with two specific goals; to win one medal and to secure New Zealand a slot for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the sport of shooting. We achieved both goals which is an excellent outcome.”
The New Zealand team included Para-Shooters Grant Phillip and Greg Reid.
Full team results:
|Michael Johnson||R5 Air Rifle Prone||BRONZE. Score – 636.2||Waiuku|
|R4 Air Rifle Standing||11th|
|R9 50m Rifle Prone||11th|
|Greg Reid||R3 Air Rifle Prone||28th||Wellington|
|R6 50m Rifle Prone||39th|
|Grant Philip||R5 Air Rifle Prone||42nd||Christchurch|
|R4 Air Rifle Standing||43rd|
|Emily Smith||Team Manager||Auckland|