Paralympic archery

Paralympic archery

Paralympic archery is an adaptation of the sport of archery for athletes with a disability. Paralympic archery is governed by the International Paralympic Committee, and is one of the sports in the Summer Paralympic Games.

Athletes participating in Paralympic archery include those from the amputee, cerebral palsy, wheelchair and les autres groups. Competition is conducted under the rules of the International Archery Federation with some minor modifications. Athletes participate in three classes, one for standing athletes with and two for wheelchair athletes.

Archery for athletes with a disability was part of the first Stoke Mandeville Games for the disabled held in 1948. It was one of the sports contested at the inaugural 1960 Summer Paralympic Games in Rome, and has been part of every summer Games. Currently, 37 countries participate in Paralympic archery.


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