Shooting USA | Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – Shooting Events Update
This year, seven athletes will represent Team USA at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, including three two-time Paralympians McKenna Geer, Jazmin Almlie-Ryan and John Joss, as well as four athletes making their Paralympic debuts: YanXiao Gong, Taylor Farmer, Kevin Nguyen and Stetson Bardfield.
The shooting events began on Monday, August 30th, with the competitions R2 (women 10m air rifle standing SH1), R1 (men 10m air rifle standing SH1) and R4 (mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2).
R2 air rifle: Taylor Farmer 14.
Taylor Farmer of Castalia, Ohio, finished 14th on Monday morning at the Tokyo rifle range in Asaka. Her qualifying result was 613.2.
This week she has three more opportunities to win a Paralympic medal at these events: R3 (Mixed 10m rifle, prone SH1), R8 (Women 50m rifle, 3 positions SH1) and R6 (Mixed 50m rifle, prone SH1).
R4 Mixed Air Rifle: Almlie-Ryan 17th, Geer 21st
On Monday afternoon, Jaz Almlie-Ryan of Katy, Texas finished 17th, while teammate McKenna Geer of Arlington, Washington finished 21st in the R4 Mixed 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 competition. Almlie-Ryan scored 625.9 and Geer 624.2 in the qualifying round.
Geer, who became the first woman to win a medal for Team USA in Paralympic shooting after bronze in Rio in 2016, will take part in the same event (R5) in Tokyo on Wednesday September 1st.
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