Shooting has been an event at the Paralympic Games since Toronto 1976. The events in Paralympic Shooting mirror the Olympic Target Shooting programme, with the addition of prone events in air rifle. Since 1996 the classification system has been functional ability rather than impairment orientated. Eligible groups - all physical impairment groups, no athletes with visual impairments. There are 12 Paralympic shooting events, six are mixed - open to men and women - and three competitions for men only and three for women only.

The GB team has a good record of winning medals.

Head and shoulders photo of Isabel Newstead with her gold medal

Isabel Newstead Biography

Isabel Newstead competed at seven Paralympic Games in diverse events including swimming, discus and air-pistol shooting.   She was awarded the MBE in the 2001 New Year Honours for services to Disabled SportsRead more