Para Archery was the first organized competitive sport for wheelchair athletes and one of the original Paralympic sports at Rome 1960.
The sport tests accuracy, strength and concentration, and is open to athletes with a wide range of physical impairments who may shoot with assistive devices in both compound open and recurve open categories. An archer using a recurve bow shoots at a target 1.22m in diameter, 70m away from the shooting line. A compound archer shoots at a target 80cm in diameter and stands 50m away.
(Source: International Paralympic Committee)
Para Archery was a part of the 2016 Angel City Games and debuted on our competition schedule in 2017. We just held an archery clinic this past Saturday with 20 adaptive athletes of all ages and ability levels at the range. Join us in bringing more athletes out in 2018 by supporting our Fall Fundraising Drive at http://bit.ly/AngelCitySports2017
Photo Credit: Tiffany J Photography