Archery Pictogram ©ATHOC Archery

05/23/13

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As the majority of sports for persons with a disability, Archery originally started as a rehabilitation and recreation activity. Over the past fifty years, this sport gives the chance to athletes with a disability to practice their expertise, accuracy, strength, and concentration.

Paola Fantato of Italy celebrates during the Woman's Individual Archery at the 2000 Paralympic Games. © Adam Pretty/AllsportAthletes with a physical disability such as spinal injuries, cerebral palsy, amputations and Les Autres take part in the Paralympic Games Archery. Athletes fall into three classes. Their aim is to shoot arrows accurately at a 122-cm diameter target, 70 meters away. There are both individual and team events.

 

 
     

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