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Paul Schnider

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Rebecca
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 1992 at age 31 in Sargans, Switzerland.
Why this sport?
"It is a good balance to everyday life."
Club / Team
Rollstuhlclub Chur: Switzerland

International debut

Year
1993
Competing for
Switzerland
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Helsinki, FIN

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to folk music, yodel singing. (suedostschweiz.ch, 14 Jun 2017)
Most influential person in career
Swiss shooter August Wyss. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Stay calm and relaxed." (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was named Para Athlete of the Year at the Bundner Sportnacht in Chur, Switzerland. (suedostschweiz.ch, 23 Jun 2017)
Impairment
In 1989 he was involved in an accident at work that resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Pistol SH1 Preliminary 16
Mixed Free Pistol .22 SH1 Preliminary 3
Mixed Free Pistol .22 SH1 Final Round 8
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Pistol SH1 Preliminary 25
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Preliminary 14
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-08-30 18
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-09-03 14
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-09-06 11
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-20 25
Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-22 26
Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-24 42
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-09 29
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-11 17