GB shooters bow out
Nathan Milgate was disappointed not to qualify for the final
There was disappointment in the Paralympic Games shooting for Nathan Milgate and Matt Skelhon who both failed to make the air rifle SH1 final.
Milgate, ranked number one in the world, and Skelhon, ranked third, had been expected to challenge but could only finish 10th and 18th respectively.
"I'm obviously disappointed as this is not the result I would have liked," said 25-year-old Milgate. "I wanted to shoot better and be in the final. I didn't expect to be in this position."
Archer Paul Browne beat world number two Piotr Sawicki 6-4 to book his place in the quarter-finals of the recurve W1/W2, but Kate Murray lost 7-1 to Gizem Girismen of Turkey in the last eight of the women's equivalent.
Browne said: "It's a real adrenaline rush. It's the only time we get this kind of audience and attention."
The women's sitting volleyball team played their first ever Paralympic match but lost in straight sets to Ukraine, 25-9 25-20 25-14.
There were wins for Paul Karabardak, Jane Campbell, Robert Davies, Kim Daybell and Paul Davies in their table tennis classes, but Scott Robertson could not follow suit.
The men's goalball team lost 7-1 to Turkey.
Great Britain women's coach Garry Peel was preparing to give his wheelchair basketball team a "lash of the tongue" after branding their performance an "absolute disgrace" in a 51-24 defeat against Australia.
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