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  • peterbreheny1Peter Breheny from Derbyshire shoots benchrest rifle.  He has Kennedy's Disease, a progressive wasting condition that has weakened his limbs. 
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  • michaelwhapples1Michael 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. 

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  • MattSkelhon1Matt Skelhon shot to fame when he grabbed gold at the Bejiing Paralympic Games and proved it was no fluke by claiming silver and bronze at London 2012.

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  • stewartnangle1Stewart 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. 
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  • vicmorris1Vic 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. 
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  • Di CoatesDeanna (Di) Coates lives in Hampshire, shoots air rifle from a wheelchair, and is one of our most successful disabled international athletes. 
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  • scoutwithprosthesis1This young Scout was born without a left hand.  When he took an interest in shooting, which is very popular in the Scout movement, Hampshire Scouts helped his local club to find a solution. 
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Rio Paralympics logo

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.  

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