Shooting classification information sheet updated

Paralympic Program | Friday, Jan 22, 2016

This information is intended to be a generic guide to classification for Para-Shooting.

The classification of athletes in this sport is performed by authorised classifiers according to the classification rules of the sport, which are determined by the International Federation (IPC Shooting).

See: IPC Introduction to Para Sport

Which Paralympic impairment groups compete in Para-Shooting?

Impairment

Examples of health conditions

Physical Impairment

Limb loss or deficiency

Amputation from trauma, cancer,

Limb deficiency from birth

Loss of muscle strength

Spinal cord injury, Spina Bifida, Transverse Myelitis, Sacral Agenesis, Spinal Tumours, Erbs Palsy,Muscular dystrophy

Hypertonia

Ataxia

Athetosis

Cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, Multiple sclerosis, cerebellar ataxia, Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis or other conditions where hypertonia (spasticity, rigidity or dystonia), ataxia or athetosis are present.

Short Stature

Achondroplasia and similar conditions

Joint movement restrictions

Arthrogryposis, Talipes Equinovarus, joint fusions



What is the Minimal Disability Criteria?
Specific criteria applied to each sport to determine if a person’s disability results in sufficient limitation in their sport. This is called the minimal disability criteria. For more information page numbers of the IPC Shooting Classification rules are indicated in brackets.

 

Impairment

Minimal Disability – GUIDE ONLY

Physical Impairment

Limb loss or deficiency

Leg: Through ankle amputation. (Page 23)

Arm: Through wrist amputation of non-shooting arm (pistol) or below elbow amputation, less than 2/3 left (rifle). (Page 23)

Loss of muscle strength

Leg: Loss of strength in a hip, knee or ankle that impacts ability to stand during shooting. (Page 23)

Arm: Loss of strength in a shoulder, elbow or wrist where unable to load the pistol with the non-shooting arm (pistol). Loss of strength in a shoulder, elbow or wrist that affect the use of rifle. (Page 23)

Hypertonia

Ataxia

Athetosis

Hypertonia, ataxia or athetosis in at least one arm or leg. (Page 23) 

Joint movement restrictions

Leg: Joint movement restrictions in a hip, knee or ankle that impacts on ability to stand during shooting. (Page 23)

Arm: Joint movement restrictions in a shoulder, elbow or wrist where they are unable to load the pistol with the non-shooting arm (pistol). Loss of strength in a shoulder, elbow or wrist that affect the use of rifle. (Page 23)

   

 

How do I get classified?

  1. Apply to be classified online via the Get Classified form.
  2. OR
  3. Contact your Para Shooting Organisation.


What are the Paralympic classes for this sport? 
The list below is intended as a guide only. Only authorised classifiers are able to provide a formal classification in a particular sport.

 

Class

Examples (Guide Only)

SH1

Pistol and Rifle competitors that don’t require a shooting stand.

SH1-A

Have normal trunk function. May choose to stand or sit to shoot. Do not use a backrest on their shooting chair.

SH1-B

Competitors who have limited function in lower limbs. May use a low backrest is on the shooting chair.

SH1-C

Competitors have very limited function in lower limbs, and difficulties with maintaining trunk position without support. These competitors may use a high backrest is allowed on the shooting chair.

SH2

Rifle competitors who have no ability to support the weight with their arms and therefore require a shooting stand.

SH2- Aa

Sitting competitors with one non-functional upper limb or significant difficulties with both upper limbs, with normal trunk control. May choose to stand or sit to shoot. Do not use a backrest while shooting.

SH2-Ba

Sitting competitors who have limited function in their lower limbs with good pelvis control. May use a low backrest on the shooting chair.

SH2-Ca

Competitors have very limited function in lower limbs, and difficulties with maintaining trunk position without support. These competitors may use a high backrest is allowed on the shooting chair.

 

Further Information:

  • National

Australian International Shooting Limited
E: [email protected]P: +61 8 8177 1860

Australian Paralympic Committee 
E: [email protected]P: +61 2 9704 0500

  • International
 IPC Shooting

 

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