At least 12 athletes will compete in VI1 and VI2/3 categories at the Donaueschingen 2015 World Archery Para Championships; marking the reintroduction of visually impaired divisions at world competition.
Following German some weeks ago, World Archery Para Championships present new promotional tools in English
The dates and venues are confirmed for the 2015 Archery World Cup and 2014/15 Indoor Archery World Cup stage events.
Para archer John STUBBS won two golds at the Bangkok 2013 worlds. What many don’t know, though – is that he did it on the anniversary of the accident that put him in his wheelchair.
As Turkish archer Burcu DAG won her second title of the championships, and Timur TUCHINOV from Russia claimed two golds and a bronze, archers dealt with a rather less welcome guest: the wind!
World Archery, in full agreement with the International Paralympic Committee, clearly states that the Paralympic Games and World Archery Para Championships should not be for anyone who has a physical disability, but for those athletes with a disability where the disability has a direct and important impact on the archery performance. As of 1 April next year the classification rules will be changed to reflect this situation.
British archer John STUBBS is the first athlete at the Bangkok Para World Championships to win two gold medals, in the individual and team events, and he could still claim a mixed team title tomorrow.
Four archers will shoot for double gold during finals at the World Para Championships over the next two days in Bangkok, after archers completed individual eliminations today.
Team and mixed team elimination rounds were held yesterday at the World Para Championships in Bangkok. Most of the favourite teams reached their spot in the finals with two new world records created.
Recurve men and women W2 athletes had qualification yesterday morning, while recurve standing and compound open men and women shot the first of their individual elimination matches in Bangkok.