Archery has been a medal sport since the first Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960. Athletes with physical disabilities can showcase their shooting precision and accuracy either standing or in wheelchairs, depending on disability, in men's and women's categories.
The competition format is identical to that of the Olympic Games. Archers shoot 72 arrows from a distance of 70 meters at a target of 122 cm. A perfect score is 720.
Paralympic archery competition is open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as amputation/limb loss, spinal cord injury/wheelchair-users and cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke.
E-mail your questions about archery. Find a local program in your community - visit the Paralympic Resource Network.
For more information on disabled archery, visit:
U.S. Paralympics Archery National Team
Active Amputee Archery Page