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.
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
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.
24th January 2014
The dates for the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games have been announced as 7th to 18th September 2016.
The IPC has published the Qualification Guide for the 22 participating sports on its newly-launched micro site for the Games. This explains what an individual athlete will have to do to qualify for a place at Rio, so it covers MQS (minimum qualifying scores), quota places, wild cards, etc. for each sport.
Target Shooting will have the same events as in the London 2012 Games. This means that there will be 12 competitions (3 male, 3 female and 6 mixed) with a total of 150 individual slots (50 women, 100 men). Accordingly, over the next two and a half years British shooters will be competing for selection in the following events:
P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 male - 3 places
P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 female - 3 places
P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 mixed - 6 places
P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 mixed - 6 places
R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 male - 3 places
R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 female - 3 places
R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 mixed - 6 places
R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 mixed - 6 places
R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 mixed - 6 places
R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 mixed - 6 places
R7 - 50m Rifle 3-positions SH1 male - 3 places
R8 - 50m Rifle 3-positions SH1 female - 3 places
As the World Cup and major championship programmes rolls out during 2014 and 2015 we will report on British shooters' progress towards selection.
There is some general information about the Paralympics on the IPC website.
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.