World Archery includes athletes with visual impairments in the Word Archery Para Championships
Date: May 22, 2015
Visually impaired athletes will compete at the World Archery Para Championships for the first time since 2009.
At least 12 athletes will compete in VI1 and VI2/3 categories at the Donaueschingen 2015 World Archery Para Championships (23-30 August, Germany); marking the reintroduction of visually impaired divisions at world competition.
The para archery discipline is steadily gathering recognition within national archery federations and three national teams have already registered a total of 12 athletes to compete at Donaueschingen.
Classification for the visually impaired archery divisions will be held at Donaueschingen, immediately before the event, by classifiers from the International Blind Sports Association.
All the details of the event can be found on www.donau2015.com and on the website of the World Archery Federation: http://www.worldarchery.org/NEWS/News/ArtMID/10510/ArticleID/9914/Visually-impaired-competition-to-be-included-at-world-para-championships.
Entries for this event should take place through the World Archery member associations. The list of WA-member associations can be found on the website as well:
IBSA is very happy with the inclusion of visual impaired athletes in the programme of World Archery on the highest level and we encourage our members to participate.