History of Disability Archery
In the UK the body governing the sport is called ArcheryGB and was founded in 1861 as the Grand National Archery Society.
Archery is an Olympic and Paralympic sport and was represented as early as 1900 at the Paris Olympiad.
In 1948 Archery was the sport chosen to inaugurate the first International Games for the Disabled at Stoke Mandeville and has been a Paralympic sport since the first official Games in Rome in 1960.
The sport reached a new pinnacle 44 years later when Paralympian, Antonio Rebollo ignited both the Olympic and Paralympic flames in Barcelona with a fire arrow.