Shooting

The TTPC Shooting Programmeoffers an opportunity for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to test and develop their skills at the competitive level in either pistol or rifle shooting. Athletes and potential athletes will be screened and evaluated and rated utilizing the functional IPC classification system.  Only qualified and experienced coaches are engaged in providing the athlete (wheelchair and standing) with a structured and disciplined approach to the sport .

Shooting is a test of accuracy and control, in which competitors use pistols or rifles to fire a series of shots at a stationary target. Competitions at the Paralympic Games are open to all athletes with a physical disability. There are two categories of competition, wheelchair and standing. Athletes compete in Rifle and Pistol events from distances of 10, 25 and 50m, in men's, women's and mixed competitions. Shooting utilizes a functional classification system, which enables athletes from different disability classes to compete together either individually or in teams. Shooting has been part of the Paralympic Games since Toronto in 1976 and is currently practiced in around 60 countries. 
Shooting is governed by the IPC and coordinated by the IPC Shooting Technical Committee following the modified rules of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

These rules take into account the differences that exist between Shooting for the able-bodied and Shooting for persons with a disability.

For more detailed information on Shooting, please visit the official website at www.ipc-shooting.org.