Bronze for Kiwi at 2014 IPC Shooting World Championships

The 2014 IPC Shooting World Championships has drawn to a close overnight in Suhl, Germany with the NZ Para-Shooter Michael Johnson winning a bronze medal in the R5 Air Rifle prone.


Mike Johnson and Lynda O'Cain (Loader) with bronze 24July14

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:

Athletes Event  




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  
Support staff      
 Emily Smith Team Manager   Auckland 
Lynda O’Cain Loader   Auckland
Jill Phillip Loader/Carer   Christchurch
Colin Phillip Loader/Carer   Christchurch