Para-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 10m, 25m and 50m in men’s, women’s and mixed competitions.
Para-shooting is governed internationally by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). In Australia, the Paralympics Australia is the National Federation for Para-shooting. Through a mainstreaming agreement, the Paralympics Australia funds Australian International Shooting to deliver the Paralympic Preparation Program.
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