Shooting is a test of accuracy and control, in which competitors use pistols or rifles to fire a series of shots at a stationary target. Athletes compete in Rifle and Pistol events from distance of 10, 25 and 50 meters, in men's, women's and mixed competitions. Shooting is governed by the IPC through the International Paralympic Shooting Committee following the modified rules of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). These rules take into account the differences that exist between Shooting for the able-bodied and Shooting for persons with a disability. This sport has been part of the Paralympic Games since Toronto in 1976 and is currently practiced in 51 countries.
The goal of Shooting is to place a series of shots inside the centre ring of the bull's-eye. The target is comprised of 10 concentric scoring rings with a score grade of one to 10, the central ring giving 10 points. In the final, the rings are subdivided into more score zones with 10.9 being the highest possible score.
Shooting competitions are divided into two major events: Air Rifle and Pistol competitions at three distance: 10, 25 and 50m. The rules depend on the gun, the distance, the target, the shooting position, the number of shots and the time limit. Competitors accumulate points for the value of their shots.
Each competition consists of a qualification and a final round. The score in the final round is added to the athlete's score in the qualification round. The winner is the competitor who gathers the most points by the end of the competition.
A detailed version of the rules and regulations for Shooting can be found at the following links :
Calendar of Main Competitive Events
IPC Shooting World Championships
Location : , Sargans, Switzerland
Date : July 12-22, 2006
Open European Championships
Location : Wroclaw, Poland
Date : July 03-15, 2005
Paralympic Games 2008
Records / Landmarks
To see results from the First World IBSA Championship in Shooting for the Blind and Partially Sighted held at Košice, Slovakia from July 30 - August 4, 2002 click at the following links:
To see results from European Championship IBSA in shooting for blind and partially sighted held at Valence, France, 5.-8. July 2001 click here
IBSA Shooting Sub-Committee: