Zhang rallies to win second shooting gold of Rio Paralympics

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/9/15 12:48:05

Chinese shooter Zhang Cuiping beat Abdullah Sultan Alaryani of the United Arab Emirates with her final shot to take gold in the R6 mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 at the Rio Paralympics on Wednesday.

Zhang, who finished with 206.8 points, overturned a 1.2-point deficit with two series' remaining to win by a margin of just 0.3 points

Serbia's Laslo Suranji claimed bronze with 185.2 points

"I tried my best on the last shot to try and win and it happened," Zhang said. "I was so happy to win gold."

"It's been a long time since China has had a champion in this competition so I thought about nothing and just decided to enjoy the competition."

The 28-year-old also won gold in the R8 50m rifle 3P SH1 on Tuesday and took silver in the 10m AR standing SH1 on September 8.

Her impairment is the result of polio, which she contracted aged three.

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