The new criteria of a minimum of 25 points for the lower limbs or minimum 25 points for the upper limbs, but no combination of the two, will be used for all international Para-Archery tournaments from 1 April 2014.
More than 40 participants from four continents participated in the International Judge Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, following the World Para-Archery Championships in the beginning of November.
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.
Indoor World Cup 2013/14Stage 2Singapore (SIN)
8-9 December 2013