2016 Summer Paralympics

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XV Paralympic Games
Host City Rio de Janeiro
Brazil BRA-L.png
Motto A new world
Venue Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí
Opening 7 September 2016
Closing 18 September 2016

Archery at the 2016 Summer Paralympics was held between 10 and 17 September 2016 at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí in the Maracana zone of Rio de Janeiro, and consisted of nine events. The make up of those events changed substantially from the 2012 games, and consisted of three men's events, three women's events and three events for mixed gender teams. Men, women and mixed teams each competed in two events for compound bow, one for wheelchair athletes, the other open, and an open event for recurve bow, the bow used for all Olympic events.[Citation needed]


Paralympic archers are given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allowed archers to compete against others with a similar level of function. The categories have been reduced by one for 2016, with the two wheelchair classifications combined, and the replacement of 'standing' with an 'open' category. The W1 classification for wheelchair archers has been retained.

There are two categories of competition in Paralympic archery in 2016:

Open - Athletes have an impairment in the legs and use a wheelchair or have a balance impairment and shoot standing or resting on a stool. Open category athletes may shoot in six events, in both recurve or compound competitions, under standard rules;

W1 - Athletes may have impairment in the legs and make use of a wheelchair. W1 athletes may shoot either a recurve or a compound bow modified from standard rules, across three events. There are no separate competitions for the two disciplines, and in practice the W1 contests will be predominantly compound bow, as these take less power to wield than the recurve.

A third recognised Paralympic archery classification, V1, for visually impaired archers, was not part of the 2016 Games.


Recurve Men Open

Medal Archer Representing
GoldGold Gholamreza Rahimi  Iran IRI-L.png
SilverSilver Hanreuchai Netsiri  Thailand THA-L.png
BronzeBronze Ebrahim Ranjbarkivaj  Iran IRI-L.png

Recurve Women Open

Medal Archer Representing
GoldGold Zahra Nemati  Iran IRI-L.png
SilverSilver Wu Chunyan  China CHN-L.png
BronzeBronze Milena Olszewska  Poland POL-L.png

Compound Men Open

Medal Archer Representing
GoldGold Andre Shelby  United States of America USA-L.png
SilverSilver Alberto Simonelli  Italy ITA-L.png
BronzeBronze Jonathon Milne  Australia AUS-L.png

Compound Women Open

Medal Archer Representing
GoldGold Zhou Jiamin  China CHN-L.png
SilverSilver Lin Yueshan  China CHN-L.png
BronzeBronze Kim Mi Soon South Korea KOR-L.png

Men W1 (Rec/Comp)

Medal Archer Representing
GoldGold John Walker  United Kingdom GBR-L.png
SilverSilver David Drahoninsky  Czechia CZE-L.png
BronzeBronze Peter Kinik  Slovakia SVK-L.png

Women W1 (Rec/Comp)

Medal Archer Representing
GoldGold Jessica Stretton  United Kingdom GBR-L.png
SilverSilver Jo Frith  United Kingdom GBR-L.png
BronzeBronze Vicky Jenkins  United Kingdom GBR-L.png