2016 Summer Paralympics
|Host City||Rio de Janeiro
|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
Recurve Women Open
Compound Men Open
|Gold||Andre Shelby||United States of America|
Compound Women Open
|Bronze||Kim Mi Soon||South Korea|
Men W1 (Rec/Comp)
|Gold||John Walker||United Kingdom|
Women W1 (Rec/Comp)
|Gold||Jessica Stretton||United Kingdom|
|Silver||Jo Frith||United Kingdom|
|Bronze||Vicky Jenkins||United Kingdom|