Para Trap was officially adopted by World Shooting Para Sport following the approval of the IPC Governing Board in May of 2017. We hosted our first ever World Cup in Lonato, Italy from 12-17 September 2017. For more information on that event visit this page.
The Lonato 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Para Trap Championships will take place from 02-07 October 2018.
What is Para Trap Shooting?
Open to athletes who have a physical impairment, the discipline of Para Trap Shooting is based on the Olympic Trap discipline.
Athletes use a shotgun to hit 'clays' which are propelled into the air from machines on the ground. Athletes strive to make as many 'hits' (when a clay is broken) as possible.
Through the competition, athletes shoot from across 5 central positions on the range. Athletes shoot at 125 clays in the qualification round.
Our current classification system is under a two year review period (September 2017 - September 2019). We have 3 different classes/events that athletes are eligible to compete in. They are:
Event PT1, Class SG-S: Athletes with poor balance and/or trunk stability, competing from a wheelchair in a standard seated position. Athletes have an impairment in the lower limb(s), but no functional limitation in the upper limbs.
Event PT2, Class SG-L: Athletes with good balance and trunk function, competing from a standing position. Athletes have an impairment in the lower limb(s), but no functional limitation in the upper limbs.
Event PT3, Class SG-U: Athletes with good balance and trunk function, competing from a standing position. Athletes have an impairment in the non-shooting arm.
Our Technical Rules were published in September of 2017. They can be found in our technical rules under the 'Competition' page.