Para-archery is the variation of the sports archery for the athletes with physical impairment. The sport was first held at Stoke Mandeville Hospital for recovering veterans in the year 1947. Over the years the sport gained popularity among the athletes of different nations and thus it became one of the Paralympics Events. Para-archery was first displayed at the para games in Rome, 1960. Since 2009, World Archery is the official governing body of the sport that organizes international games and is also responsible for spreading the sport all around the globe. Prior to this International Para Archery was organized by the International Paralympics-Committee which looked after the rules and regulations for the sport.
The goal of the sport is to shoot arrows at the target accurately with a diameter of 122cm marked with 10 concentric rings.
Updated On : 06 Jul, 2019
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