The athletes are classified within these divisions on the basis of the level of impairments:-
ARW1- (also termed as W1). Archery Wheelchair 1. This class is for the athletes with impairment in arms and legs.
ARW2- (also termed as W2). Archery Wheelchair 2. It is for athletes with impairment in legs who compete on a wheelchair and have relatively limited lower limb functions.
Visually Impaired- (V1, V2 and V3)- For visually impaired athletes. Those classified under V1 must wear blindfolds or blackout glasses while competing. This class is however is currently not featured in the Paralympic Games.
ARST- (ST). Standing Archery. They may compete standing or in a wheelchair, but have limited impairment
Helping devices must be authorized by an international classifier and should be mentioned on the athlete’s classification card. These include:-
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