Who can Participate
Men and women, adults and juniors, paraplegic and quadriplegic individuals, as well as those with other physical disabilities, are welcome to participate. Participants range in age from youth to seniors, with the level of participation dependent upon the goals and abilities of the individual themselves.
The rules governing the competitions for the disabled are those of the International Shooting Committee for the Disabled, which is part of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). These rules take into account the differences that exist between shooting for the able-bodied and shooting for persons with a disability. Shooting utilizes a functional classification system which enables athletes from different disability classes with the same abilities to compete together; either individually or in teams. Athletes are assessed based on their functional ability and assigned to a class.