Queensland shooter Chris Pitt has come from behind to finish fourth in the mixed 25m pistol SH1 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic .
Pitt was in 24th position midway through qualifying, but fought back to claim the 7th place and progress to semi-final.
He then had to compete in two five-round shoot-offs to progress to the bronze medal match, after he was tied in fourth place at the end of the semifinal.
In the bronze medal match he went down to Korean Lee Ju Hee, 7-3.
51 year old Pitt says it was an event of mixed emotions.
“The precision stage was shocking. I was really down in the dumps after that. I had a good start to the second half of the match, the rapid shooting, and started with the hundred. Fell to pieces in the middle and came home good, and I’m elated that I made the final.”
Pitt, who was making his Paralympic Games debut, says he was nervous during his semifinal shoot-off.
“Yeah, it was very exciting and I’m just over the moon to get to the medal round. It was awesome,” Pitt said.
“The goal was that if I made a final I’d be stoked. Yeah, to come away with fourth, it’s so close, but it’s still awesome.”