Anton Zappelli has been an integral member of the Australian Para-shooting team since his World Championships debut in 2014.
Once a promising golfer, Anton competed in wheelchair road racing throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, before finally finding his calling in 2011 as a star Para-shooter.
He won his first international medal, a bronze, at the 2015 International Paralympic Committee Shooting World Cup in Osijek, Croatia, and made his Paralympic debut the following year at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where he contested two events and achieved a best result of 18th in the mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1.
This was a life-changing moment for Anton. Another came 27 years earlier on a corrugated gravel road in Ora Banda, WA, when his girlfriend at the time, who did not hold a driver license, lost control of the wheel of his car, hit a windrow and flipped. Although she, along …Read More