2021 PARALYMPIC GAMES

ARCHERY

USA AMPUTEE ARCHERS

CLASSIFICATION
Para archery is divided into two classifications: W1 and Open.

W1: Archers in the W1 classification compete in a wheelchair because their impairment includes the loss of leg and trunk function. Their arms also show a loss of muscle strength, coordination, or range of movement. For example, one impairment that might fit this sport class profile is tetraplegia.

Open: The Open classification combines the prior classifications of W2 and ST. In the new Open classification, athletes may compete either standing or using a wheelchair. Archers position themselves at a 90-degree angle to the target and may use body support. They have a strong activity limitation in their trunk and legs due to leg-length difference, limb deficiency or impairments that affect their arms and trunk.

For complete classification, see the International Paralympic Committee’s Classification Guide for Archery.

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