World Shooting Para Sport Championships

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

Number Edition[2] Venue Dates Best nation
1 1994 Linz, Austria  GER
2 2002 Seoul, South Korea  CHN
3 2006 Sargans, Switzerland
4 2010 Zagreb, Croatia 1623 July
5 2014 Suhl, Germany 1826 July  KOR
6 2018 Cheongju, South Korea 112 May  KOR

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.
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