Archery can improve the patience, concentration and precision levels of the athlete. It entails that the athlete shall have strong arms, sharp eyes and determination. Para archery adopts the same competition rules as those developed by World Archery.
There are three classes in Para archery according to the athlete’s physical and balance abilities: one standing class (ST) and two wheelchair classes (W1 and W2) where W2 athletes have a higher mobility level than that of W1 athletes.
The competition, conducted outdoor, includes two bow types: recurve and compound for two shooting distances of 70m and 50m. Each game starts with the ranking round during which the seeding for all individual events will be determined and each athlete will shoot 72 arrows. In the elimination round, the highest-score athlete will compete with the one with the lowest score.
In the recurve elimination round, each athlete will playin best of five sets, with three arrows per set. The winner of each set will score two points and the loser zero point. If the scores are tied at the end of a set, each athlete will get one point. Whoever score a total of six points first will be the winner. If the matchis tied at 5-5 after the fifth set, there will be a single-arrow shoot-off to determine the winner.
In the compound elimination round, the athletes will shoot five sets (three arrows per set). The athlete who attains a higher total scores of the 15 arrows will win that match. If there is a tied score at the end of the competition, a single arrow shoot-off will be played to determine the winner.
For more details, please visit the website of World Archery (WA): http://archery.org/Para-Archery.