About Disability Archery
Archery is a test of accuracy, strength and concentration. It is open to men and women with a physical disability. It is practised in over 37 countries world wide and has been a Paralympic sport since 1960.
At Paralympic level archers shoot at a 122cm target set at a distance of 70m. There are qualifying rounds followed by an elimination round, culminating in a final round of eight archers. Paralympic disciplines comprise Compound or Recurve bows.
There is a separate individual and team competition for men and women.
There are three classifications in Archery: Standing (ST) where athletes have full use of their upper limbs, Wheelchair One (W1) which comprises athletes with a disability in all four limbs and Wheelchair Two (W2) where archers have limited mobility in their lower limbs.
In 1992, Antonio Rebollo, an archer with a disability, ignited both the Olympic and Paralympic flames in Barcelona with a fire arrow.
For those wishing to participate in the sport the point of contact is as follows:
So if you want to know more about how you can make the grade in Archery then please contact ArcheryGB at the address below:
Lilleshall National Sports Centre
General Enquiries: 01952 677888
Fax: 01952 606019