The world's best Para-shooters will compete in Bangkok ©Getty Images

Thai capital Bangkok has been added to the World Shooting Para Sport 2017 World Cup calendar.

Action will take place in the city between November 8 and 11, with around 120 shooters expected.

Twenty-five countries are set to be represented with places at the 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships in Cheongju, South Korea, up for grabs.

A World Cup will be held for the second season in a row in Bangkok, with this year's competition serving as the fourth leg of 2017.

There will be a full programme of rifle and pistol events, with the competition replacing an event which was initially planned for South Korea.

Tyler Anderson, World Shooting Para Sport Manager, said: "Bangkok hosted a successful, well-organised World Cup last year and that makes us even more excited and confident in what they will offer the athletes as they prepare for next year's World Championships.

"November's World Cup replaces the one initially planned for South Korea in May. 

"It is especially important that we have a World Cup in Southeast Asia, as the 2018 Worlds will be held in Cheongju, South Korea.

Places at the World Championships will be available in the Thai capital ©Getty Images
Places at the World Championships will be available in the Thai capital ©Getty Images

"I have no doubt that the organisers and competition venue will provide the athletes with what they need to perform their best."

World Shooting Para Sport also added a World Cup leg to the 2017 calendar last week, after confirming a competition in Osijek in Croatia - which will be leg three of the season.

The World Cup season opened in Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates in February, with a first-ever shotgun World Cup planned for Lonato in Italy on September 15 and 16.

A World Shooting Para Sport Grand Prix took place in Szczecin in Poland last month.

Competitions are now held under different rules with finals consisting of two five shot series instead of a three shot series, upping the total number of shots to 24 from 20.

This means a host of new world records have been set.

Around 300 shooters are expected at the World Championships in Cheongju between May 1 and 12 next year, where places at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be on offer.