Tokyo 2020 Para shooting gold medallist Philip Jonsson will be among those taking part in Hamar 2022 ©World Shooting Para Sport

Three Paralympic champions will be among the competitors at World Shooting’s Para Sport European 10-metre Championships that will run from March 14 to 18 in the Hamar Olympic Hall.

European athletes took 25 out of the 39 medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, five of them gold.

Set for competition are Serbia’s Dragan Ristic, gold medallist in the R5-mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2 and in the R9-mixed 50m rifle prone SH1, Slovakia’s Veronika Vadovicova, who won gold in the R6-mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 and Sweden’s Philip Jonsson, gold medallist in the R4-mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2.

Ristic is also the defending European champion in the R5-mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2 while Vadovicova triumphed in the R3-mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1 in the last edition of the championships in Belgrade, Serbia in 2018.

Other Tokyo 2020 medallists will also try to keep the momentum going at the start of a new cycle.

That is the case for Poland's Szymon Sowinski, silver medallist in the P3-mixed 25m pistol SH1 at last year’s Paralympic Games.

"I’m very happy that I’ll be able to participate," Sowinski said.

"Tokyo gave me self-confidence, but the European championship is a new start.

"I don’t compare competitions, each one is a new challenge and we must be ready for everything."

Competition at Hamar - the first since the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics last year - marks the start of a new Paralympic cycle for Para shooting.

It will be the kick-off to an all-important season which includes three World Cups and the Asian Para Games before the grand finale at the Al Ain 2022 World Championships in November in the United Arab Emirates.

A total of 114 shooters from 26 countries are taking part.

Turkey will have the biggest delegation at Hamar 2022 with 11 athletes. France and Serbia come right behind with 10 each.

Hosts Norway will have eight shooters.