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Para Archery

Para Archery

On 29th July 1948, Guttmann organised an archery demonstration to coincide with the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games. For this demonstration, 16 patients (14 men and 2 women) from Stoke Mandeville and the Star and Garter Home for Injured War Veterans at Richmond in Surrey (where a special paraplegic ward had been established in conjunction with Guttmann) competed against each other for a Challenge Shield. Following the success of the event, Guttmann decided to make an annual spectacle of the ‘Grand Festival of Paraplegic Sport’ which soon became the Stoke Mandeville Games. The Para-archery sport is only for person with physical and visual impairment. The archers will compete in their classified category. Classifications Different level of impairment can influence people participation level differently. The archers are required to undergo a classification process to determine their competition class. There are two category, which are ARW (Archery Wheelchair) or ARST (Archery Standing). For ARW there are W1 and W2 category. The classification process will divided the archers into three different sport classes: Sport Class ARST •Standing archers •Some standing support required •Have either limb deficiency, leg-length difference or impairments that affect their arms and trunk Sport Class ARW 1 •Compete in their wheelchairs •Tetraplegia archers with loss of leg and trunk functions •Arms show a loss of muscle strength, coordination or range of movement Sport Class ARW 2 •Compete in their wheelchairs •Paraplegic archers with limitations in leg and trunk functions •Arms show normal functions

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Synthetic Turf Field
National Sports Council, KL Sports City