About Disability Shooting
Shooting is open to athletes with a physical disability. There are two classifications at Paralympic level SH1 and SH2. SH1 incorporates pistol and rifle shooters who are able to support the weight of their weapon unaided. SH2 incorporates rifle competitors who are not able to support the weight of their weapon unaided and use a stand.
There are events in four different weapons:
• Air rifle – shot over ten metres in standing or prone position
• Air pistol – shot over ten metres
• .22 rifle – shot over fifty metres in standing, prone or 3P (3 position – a combination of standing, kneeling and prone)
• .22 pistol – shot over fifty metres
There are 12 gold medals on offer in Shooting at the Paralympic Games. Some events are mixed while some are for men or women only. The aim in all events is to shoot a set number of shots at a target with between 1 and 10 points being scored per shot according to how close it is to the centre of the target. Each competition consists of a qualification (varying between 40 and 60 shots depending on event) and a final round (10 shots). The score in the final round is added to the athlete’s score in the qualification round. The winner is the athlete with the most points at the end of the competition.
Shooting is practiced in 51 countries.
For those wishing to participate in the game the point of contact is as follows:
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Disability Target Shooting Great Britain