Shooting Para Sport kicks off on Monday (30 August) at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games marking the first time at which there will be 13 medal events in this sport.
The competition includes nine events for rifle shooters and four for pistol specialists. The 10m tournaments will be held indoors at the Asaka Shooting Range, with the 25m and 50m events outside.
Three gold medals will be up for grabs in 10m air rifle standing events on day one, with the R2 – women’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 final, the R1 – men’s 10m air rifle standing SH1 and the R4 – mixed 10m air rifle standing SH2.
China will be keen to keep their dominance from Rio 2016 when the country topped the shooting medal standing with five gold, two silver and one bronze with Slovakia in second place with two gold and one silver.
The newest Paralympic shooting event, the R9 – mixed 50m rifle prone SH2 will make its debut on 4 September, penultimate day of the Games.
Here are all the numbers and facts you need to know about shooting Para sports to get ready for seven days of action.
Single-gender events for both men and women: 10m air rifle standing SH1, 50m rifle three positions SH1, and 10m air pistol SH1.
Mixed-gender shooting events: five for rifle and two for pistol.
Tokyo will be the eighth Paralympic appearance for Slovenia’s Franc Pinter.
Previous Paralympic medals won by China’s Cuiping Zhang – four gold, three silver and two bronze.
Gold medals to be awarded.
Paralympic shooting medals won by South Korea in total: 23 gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze.
Athletes competing in shooting Para sport in Tokyo, 54 women and 100 men.
Shooting made its Paralympic debut at the Toronto Paralympic Games.
Complete schedule and results of shooting Para sport at Tokyo 2020 will be available on Paralympic.org.