Sarah sets sights on Rio

Sarah Woods with the GB gold medal winning team at the IPC Shooting World Cup EMN-150505-093135001
Sarah Woods with the GB gold medal winning team at the IPC Shooting World Cup EMN-150505-093135001

Crackshot Sarah Woods, from Sleaford, returned home from the IPC Shooting World Cup in Szczecin, Poland with a team gold medal.

Shooting in the SH2 Prone category, Sarah was a member of the GB team which won that event.

It was an excellent event for the disabled athlete, who qualified for the individual final in third place and finished sixth overall. Her performance meant that she has now moved up to a career-high ranking of fourth in the world.

In the World Cup Sarah also competed in the falling target event, coming fourth.

Now the 39-year old, who took up rifle shooting in 2009, has her sights firmly fixed on next year’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

“That is my ultimate aim,” she said, “And I’m very happy with the way things are progressing at the moment.”

Sarah trains up to 12 days a month at Stoke Mandeville and her success has seen her travel far and wide for competitions, not only to Poland on several occasions, but also to Turkey and Dubai. Later in the year she hopes to go to the United States.

However, it is an expensive sport and she is looking for a sponsor to help towards the cost of equipment and travel expenses. If you can help, contact Sarah on 07545679780.