Paralympic Rifle Events

Paralympic Rifle Events
Jonas Jacobsson of Sweden competes R6 50m Prone at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

London 2012 U.S. Competitor: Josh Olson

London 2012 Competition Dates: R3 on 9/1; R6 on 9/4

Paralympic shooting is conducted under the auspices of the International Paralympic Committee and the International Shooting Sport Federation



R3 Rifle — 10m Air Rifle Prone (mixed; men and women compete on equal footing)


Rifle: .177 air rifles that qualify under ISSF rules


Class: SH1. A classification for shooters who can support the weight of a rifle with their upper bodies and do not require a shooting stand. There are subcategories of SH1 that dictate what kind of backrest competitors are permitted to have, but all subcategories compete in the same SH1 class.

Course of fire: 60 shots in 1 hour, 30 minutes; time limit is 1:15 when electronic target systems are used


Position: Both elbows (not upper arms) must rest on the table or board. The forearm must not form an angle of less than 30 degrees from the horizontal, measured from the axis of the forearm. The chest and/or abdomen may not rest on the board or table.

Beijing 2008 Medalists

Gold — Matt Skelhon, Great Britain; Silver — Zhang Cuiping, China; Bronze — Sim Jae-Yong, South Korea

Paralympic record: 600/600 (3 tied)

'¢ with finals: 705.8 (600+105.8), Enayatollah Bokharaei, Iran, Atlanta 1996

World record: 600/600 (22 tied)

'¢ with finals: 706.3 (600+106.3), Sungwon Jang, Korea, 2010

R6 Rifle — 50m Prone (mixed)

Rifle: .22 Long Rifle that qualifies under ISSF rules

Class: SH1

Couse of fire: 60 shots in 1 hour, 45 minutes; time limit is 1:15 when electronic target systems are used

Position: Both elbows (not upper arms) must rest on the table or board. The forearm must not form an angle of less than 30 degrees from the horizontal, measured from the axis of the forearm. The chest and/or abdomen may not rest on the board or table.

Beijing 2008  Medalists

Gold — Jonas Jakobsson, Sweden; Silver — Zhang Cuiping, China; Bronze — Franc Pinter, Slovenia

Paralympic record: 597/600, Jonas Jakobsson, Sweden, Athens 2004

'¢ with finals: 701.4 (597+104.4), Jonas Jakobsson, Sweden, Athens 2004

World record: 597/600, Jonas Jakobsson, Sweden, Athens 2004

'¢ with finals: 701.4 (597+104.4), Jonas Jakobsson, Sweden, Athens 2004

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