Shooting is a test of accuracy and control, in which competitors use pistols or rifles to fire a series of shots at a stationary target.
Competitions at the Paralympic Games are open to all athletes with a physical impairment. There are two classes of competition, wheelchair and standing. Athletes compete in rifle and pistol events from distances of 10, 25 and 50m, in men’s, women’s and mixed competitions.
Para-Shooting is governed internationally by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). In Australia, the Australian Paralympic Committee is the National Federation for the sport. Through a mainstreaming Agreement, the APC funds Australian International Shooting to deliver the Paralympic Preparation Program.