Chateauroux Para World Cup: U.S. Shotgun Athlete Sophia Bultema Sets New Junior World Record

Team USA's Sophia Bultema walked away from the 2022 Chateauroux Para Sport World Cup as the junior world record holder in the PT3-Mixed Trap Standing event

posted on June 21, 2022
Sophia Para Record 0622 1
USA Shooting

U.S. Para shotgun athlete Sophia Bultema walked away from the 2022 Chateauroux Para Sport World Cup as the new junior world record holder in the PT3-Mixed Trap Standing event. Her world record arrived on Friday, June 10, where Bultema scored 17 in the final and 100 in qualification.

The 2022 Chateauroux World Cup, the “biggest-ever” as described on the World Shooting Para Sport website, was held June 6-12 at the Centre National de Tir Sportif in Chateauroux, France. A combined Para Sport World Cup, the match included all Para shooting sport classes: rifle and pistol, Para trap and VI shooting, along with rifle and pistol mixed team events.

Bultema finished the PT3-Mixed Trap Standing event qualification round with a score of 100x125, good for a fourth-place ranking. While she earned the junior world record for the event, Bultema ended the final in fifth place. The top spot and the gold medal in the PT3-Mixed Trap Standing event went to Adrian Becker Castillo (Spain) with 41—also a new world record.

Born without a left arm, she was adopted from an orphanage in her native China at the age of five. As a para-trap competitor representing Team USA, Bultema has found success on the international competition circuit. According to an interview with Concordia University in Nebraska, she comes from a hunting family that also owns property in the mountains. Her high school had a shooting team that she ended up joining. The rest is history.

Visit Sophia Bultema's Facebook page.

In total, 18 athletes from 13 countries secured quotas for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games at the Chateauroux World Cup. See the full results of the 2022 Chateauroux Para Sport World Cup here. For the latest from USA Shooting, go to


Presentationprocess 1
Presentationprocess 1

How To Improve Grip With The Presentation Process

Lock the gun in place with a better grip and more predictable index—every time.

Camp Freedom Is Making A Difference For Disabled Veterans With Free Outdoor Adventures

A non-profit 501(c)(3), Pennsylvania’s Camp Freedom provides free outdoor adventures for disabled veterans, first responders, their families and Gold Star families.

Results: 2023 Daisy National BB Gun Championship

At the 56th annual Daisy BB Gun Nationals in Arkansas this past July, the team and individual champions earned their titles.

Camdyn Powers Secures Ladies Runner-Up Title At 2023 IPRF Rimfire World Championship

Powers landed in 12th place overall on the 2023 International Precision Rifle Federation Rimfire World Championship leaderboard, as well as second place in Ladies class.

Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Slee On Winning: ‘It Has To Do With Goal Setting’

A triple-distinguished shooter, Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Slee continues to find success in his lifelong passion.

Taming The “Jungle Carbine”

Reduced power loads for Enfield “jungle carbines” with shortened barrels.


Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.