Swedish shooter Joackim Norberg will make his hotly anticipated Paralympic debut at Rio 2016, as he headlines P3 (mixed 25m pistol SH1).
Known as “the hot shot,” Norberg showed his strength in the pistol events, claiming the P3 and P5 (mixed 10m air pistol standard SH1) world titles in 2014 in Suhl, Germany. A shoulder injury unfortunately followed after the Worlds, affecting his 2015 season. But he showed signs he is still ready for Rio after collecting three bronze medals earlier this year at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Ukraine’s Oleksii Denysiuk has also had the hot hand and like Norberg, will make his Paralympic debut in Rio. He has shown a knack for the pistol, taking the P3 gold at this year’s World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, which was his third win in a pistol event.
Turkey’s Korhan Yamac took silver behind Denysiuk in Bangkok, and has been a mainstay on the P3 podium.