World Shooting Para Sport Championships

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The World Shooting Para Sport Championships, originally known as the IPC Shooting World Championships, are the world championships for shooting where athletes with a disability compete. They are organised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on a four year rotation with the Paralympic Games.

The Championships are open to both men and women, with two main classifications, SH1 and SH2. SH1 classification shooting events include pistols and rifles, while SH2 events are rifles only.

The IPC, which serves as the international governing body for shooting involving competitors with disabilities, changed the sport's name to "shooting Para sport" effective 30 November 2016. At the same time, it adopted the "World Para" branding for the committees that govern all disability sports for which it serves as the international federation, including shooting.[1]

History[edit]

Number Edition[2] Venue Dates Best nation
1 1994 Austria Linz, Austria  GER
2 2002 South Korea Seoul, South Korea  CHN
3 2006 Switzerland Sargans, Switzerland
4 2010 Croatia Zagreb, Croatia 16–23 July
5 2014 Germany Suhl, Germany 18–26 July  KOR
6 2018 South Korea Cheongju, South Korea 1–12 May  KOR
7[3] 2019 Australia Sydney, Australia 12–18 October

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The IPC to rebrand the 10 sports it acts as International Federation for" (Press release). International Paralympic Committee. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  2. ^ "2014 IPC Shooting World Championships: History". IPC. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Sydney 2019". Retrieved 10 February 2019.

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