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Shooting Para Sport

In shooting Para sport events, athletes with physical impairments compete in rifle and pistol events.
Athletes compete in events from distances of 10m, 25m and 50m in men’s, women’s and mixed competition events. The competition format is very similar to that of able-bodied shooting sport – the goal of shooting is to place a series of shots inside the centre ring (‘bullseye’) of the target. The target is comprised of 10 concentric scoring rings with a score grade of 1 to 10; the central ring giving 10 points.
In many events – to showcase the athletes’ skill and accuracy – the scoring rings are each further subdivided into a further 10 scoring zones to give decimal scoring system, with 10.9 being the very centre of the target and the highest possible score per shot. To give you an idea of the level of the accuracy required, in air rifle events athletes fire at a bulls-eye which is only 0.05cm wide – which is as big as a full-stop on a printed page!
Shooting competitions are divided into two disciplines: rifle and pistol, with competitions at three distances: 10m, 25m and 50m.

Divisions / categories

  • Men’s
    • R1 – 10m Air rifle standing – SH1
    • P1 – 10m Air pistol – SH1
  • Women’s
    • R2 – 10m Air rifle standing – SH1
    • P2 – 10m Air pistol – SH1
  • Mixed
    • R3 – 10m Air rifle prone – SH1
    • R4 – 10m Air rifle standing – SH2
    • R5 – 10m Air rifle prone – SH2
    • VIS – 10m Air rifle VI Standing – SH-VI
    • VIP – 10m Air rifle VI prone – SH-VI

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European Para Championships 2023 welcomes TikTok as Official Media Partner

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Experience the EPC2023 App like never before!

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Experience the magic of EPC 2023 through our digital impression video

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Olympic Channel to stream all finals during the European Para Championships 2023

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Get your exclusive #EPC2023 merchandise at our webshop

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Van Mossel becomes Official Supplier of the European Para Championships 2023

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Calvé becomes Official Partner to European Para Championships 2023

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Goalball schedule published

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European Para Championships 2023 welcomes Nederlandse Loterij as Official Partner

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Para Taekwondo schedule published

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Ocean Outdoor media partner of the European Para Championships

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#2 Volunteers speaking: Günter’s passion for the European Para Championships

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European Para Championships Prioritizes Sustainability

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Shooting Para Sport schedule published

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Wheelchair Basketball schedule published

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Ottobock Official Supplier of European Para Championships

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Start ticket sales European Para Championships in Rotterdam

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Interview EPC founder Eric Kersten

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Jeroen Straathof appointed as Tournament Director

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