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Shooting (Paralympic Games)

08-28-2012 16:21 BJT

Shooting has been part of the Paralympic Games since Toronto 1976, when three events were held. At one point, the number of events expanded to as many as 29, but since the Sydney 2000 Games a standard 12 events have been included.

Shooting is a test of accuracy and control, in which athletes use pistols or rifles to fire at static targets.

Having been practised competitively for centuries, the tough and demanding sport of Shooting is now popular all over the world. At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the 12 events are being held in the historic surroundings of The Royal Artillery Barracks, the perfect setting for a sport that should offer plenty of drama and tension across eight days of competition.

Competition dates

30 August – 6 September

Competition venue

The Royal Artillery Barracks

Number of competitors

140: 100 men and 40 women

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source:

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