World Shooting Para Sport Championships

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The IPC Shooting World Championships, to be known from the 2018 edition forward as the World Shooting Para Sport 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.

International Paralympic Committee global governing body for the paralympic movement

The International Paralympic Committee is an international non-profit organisation and the global governing body for the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Paralympic Games and functions as the international federation for nine sports. Founded on 22 September 1989 in Düsseldorf, Germany, its mission is "To enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world". Furthermore, the IPC wants to promote the Paralympic values and to create sport opportunities for all persons with a disability, from beginner to elite level.

Paralympic Games major international sport event for people with disabilities

The Paralympics is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games. All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

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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.

SH1 is a Paralympic shooting classification.

SH2 is a Paralympic shooting classification.

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

NumberEdition [2] VenueDatesBest nation
1 1994 Flag of Austria.svg Linz, Austria Flag of Germany.svg  GER
2 2002 Flag of South Korea.svg Seoul, South Korea Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  CHN
3 2006 Flag of Switzerland.svg Sargans, Switzerland
4 2010 Flag of Croatia.svg Zagreb, Croatia 1623 July
5 2014 Flag of Germany.svg Suhl, Germany 1826 JulyFlag of South Korea.svg  KOR
6 2018 Flag of South Korea.svg Cheongju, South Korea 112 May

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References

  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.