Para-Archery first game to light in 1948 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to aid recovering veterans, after World War II. The competition has featured in every Paralympic games, since they began back in 1960.
Para-Archery is open to a number of athletes who have a physical impairment, there are currently three different classifications. It is an individual and a team sport, which involves both standing and wheelchair events, open to both men and women.
Athlete’s shoot from a distance of 70m at targets marked with 10 scoring zones. In both the individual and team events the first round ranks the athletes, before the elimination process begins. Athletes/teams go head to head, and in the event of a tie, a shootout decides the winner.
- Dartchery at the Paralympics
- List of sports at the Paralympics
- List of Sports for Athletes with Disabilities
- Archery at the Olympics
- Complete list of sports
- More about the sport of archery