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Paralympic Pistol Events

by J. Scott Rupp   |  June 13th, 2012 0
Pardini SP

Pardini SP

London 2012 U.S. Competitor: Eric Hollen

London 2012 Competition Dates: P1 Pistol, 8/30; P4 Pistol, 9/6

P1 Pistol—10m Men’s Air Rifle

Paralympic shooting is conducted under the auspices of the International Paralympic Committee and the International Shooting Sport Federation

 

Pistol: .177 air pistol that qualifies under ISSF rules

 

Class: SH1. A classification for shooters who can support the weight of a pistol with their upper bodies. There are subcategories of SH1 that dictate what kind of backrest competitors are permitted to have, but all subcategories compete in the same SH1 class.

 

Course of fire: 60 shots in 1 hour, 45 minutes

 

Position: The non-shooting arm/hand may not be on the shooting chair.

 

Paralympic record: 578/600, Valeriy Ponomarenko, Russia, Beijing 2008

• with finals: 672.4 (578+94.4), Valeriy Ponomarenko, Russia, Beijing 2008

 

World record: 578/600, Valeriy Ponomarenko, Russia, Beijing 2008

• with finals: 672.4 (578+94.4), Valeriy Ponomarenko, Russia, Beijing 2008

 

 

P4 Pistol—50m Pistol Mixed (men and women compete on equal footing)

 

Pistol: .22 Long Rifle pistol that qualifies under ISSF rules

 

Class: SH1

 

Course of fire: 60 shots in 2 hours

 

Position: The non-shooting arm/hand may not be on the shooting chair.

 

 

Paralympic record: 552, Sea-Kyun Park, Beijing 2008

• with finals: 644.9 (552+92.9), Sea-Kyun Park, Beijing 2008

World record: 552, Sea-Kyun Park, Beijing 2008

• with finals: 644.9 (552+92.9), Sea-Kyun Park, Beijing 2008

 

 

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