Para-archery has featured at every Paralympic Games since the first in Rome, Italy in 1960.
At the Paralympic Games, Para-archery is open to athletes with a physical impairment and comprises standing and wheelchair events. Athletes shoot from a distance at a target marked with 10 scoring zones. The object of the sport is to shoot arrows as close to the centre of a target as possible from a distance of 70 metres. World Archery provides competition opportunities for athletes with a vision impairment.
For more information on Para-archery Eligibility and How to Get Involved please see the Para-archery Information Sheet (PDF – 136KB) – updated November 2021.