Michael Whapples from Leicestershire is blind and shoots air rifle. In 2011 he was the first British shooter ever to compete at the Open European Shooting Championships for the Vision Impaired, held at Nitra, Slovakia.Read More
Vic Morris lives in south Wales and is paralysed from the neck down as the result of an accident. With the aid of an 'equaliser' device invented by his coach, John Kelman, Vic shoots pistol and rifle.
Stewart Nangle, a Lancastrian, is pictured shooting .22 pistol. What the photograph does not show is that at the time one of his legs was fitted with a metal frame that was bolted into the bones.
Deanna (Di) Coates lives in Hampshire, shoots air rifle from a wheelchair, and is one of our most successful disabled international athletes.
In five Paralympic Games she won a total of eight medals, including three gold. In between there has been a multitude of other titles and medals.
1984 New York Paralympic Games
Silver - air rifle standing 2-6
Silver - air rifle kneeling 2-6
Bronze - air rifle 3 positions
1988 Seoul Paralympic Games
Gold - air rifle standing 2-6
1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games
Gold - mixed air rifle standing
1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games
Gold - women's air rifle
Silver - women's air rifle 3x20
2000 Sydney Paralympic Games
Bronze - women's air rifle
London 2012 was Di's eighth Paralympic appearance; a remarkable achievement for any athlete. She has confirmed that Rio 2016 is not on her agenda, but she hopes to continue shooting internationally. In addition, Di is now moving into coaching, and is particularly keen to work with young shooters.
Read about the huge increase in Sport England investment in grass-roots target shooting.
Read about how we are hoping to expand the range of international competitions open to disabled shooters, and let us know if you can help.
For most shooters, being able to see well enough to aim accurately is the key to our sport. Our Vision Section has lots of information to help all shooters who have vision problems, great or small.
Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting? Check out the extensive Funding section on this site.
EFDS Inclusion Hub is a free on-line resource created by the English Federation of Disability Sport for clubs that wish to become more disabled-friendly and include more disabled people in their activities.
For those encountering people who have various types of disabilities, we offer a round-up of some on-line advice and videos that may help to put everyone at their ease.