Almost 300 Paralympic Archers have gathered in Turin, Italy to compete in the World Para Archery Championships from 12-17 July 2011.
The World Archery Para Championships, which acts as a qualifier for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, will be shot in the same format as the recurve division in the World Archery Championships, namely a FITA Round followed by an Olympic Round, in all the categories.
In total 11 world champions will be crowned over the next six days: Individual Recurve Men W2, Individual Recurve Men Standing, Individual Compound Men W1, Individual Compound Men Open, Team Recurve Men,
Team Compound Men, Individual Recurve Women W2, Individual Recurve Women Standing, Individual Compound Women Open, Team Recurve Women and Team Compound Women.
Paralympic Bronze Medallist Oscar De Pellegrin from Italy is impressed with the location, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: “This place is beautiful, and I just want to do what I know I can do. If it is enough, it will be fine for me. If not, I will congratulate the winner.”
Canada’s Lyne Tremblay, competing in the Recurve Women W2 event, has set her sights on taking home a medal: “For the competition I only have one target: of course I want to win.”