When to watch shooting para sport during the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games
Shooting para sport events will be held from Friday, August 30 to Thursday, September 5 at the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games.
Athletes compete in two disciplines – rifle and pistol – from distances of 10m, 25m and 50m. These competitors attempt to hit their mark on the target as they look down open sights, meaning no magnification. The bullseye on their targets measure about 0.05cm wide.
Rules require athletes to compete against other athletes in their same impairment class, as defined by the Paralympic system of classification. The full list of classifications can be found below.
|SH1||Athletes able to hold their gun without difficult and shoot from a standing or sitting position (in a wheelchair or chair). SH1 athletes may use a pistol or a rifle.|
|SH2||Athletes are unable to hold their rifle independently, so use a stand, but are able to aim by themselves and control the rifle during shooting. Certain athletes may have an assistant to reload their gun.|
The venue for the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games shooting competitions was once an abandoned complex owned by the French Ministry of the Armed Forces. Now, the refurbished and renamed La Courneuve Shooting Range is prepared to host shooting para sport events inside temporary competition halls.
|R1 10m Air rifle standing SH1 (men's)
R2 10m Air rifle standing SH1 (women's)
R3 10m Air rifle prone SH1 (mixed)
R7 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 (men's)
R8 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 (women's)
R4 10m air rifle standing SH2 (mixed)
R5 10m air rifle prone SH2 (mixed)
R6 50m rifle prone SH1 (mixed)
R9 50m rifle prone SH2 (mixed)
|P1 10m air pistol SH1 (men's)
P2 10m air pistol SH1 (women's)
P3 25m pistol SH1 (mixed)
P4 50m pistol SH1 (mixed)