3 Sep 2012

Bronze medal won by shooter

10:39 am on 3 September 2012

Shooter Michael Johnson won bronze in the 10m air rifle standing event at the Paralympics in London on Sunday.

Johnson went into the final round in first equal after shooting a perfect 600 in the qualifier earlier in the day, but was forced into a shoot off.

''I went in feeling pretty confident, shot a couple of good rounds and then just one slightly bad one, but thought I just have to push on, and I did, I came away with the bronze," he said.

Johnson on Saturday missed a bronze by 0.2 of a point in the 10m air rifle prone event.

He was the New Zealand flag bearer at the opening ceremony on Wednesday.