Posted on Tuesday 26th September, 2023

The 2023 World Shooting Para Sport Championships take place in Lima, Peru from 18-29 September.

For Paralympians Mike Johnson and Greg Reid, and Para athlete Neelam O’Neill, it’s a chance to earn a slot for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Read more in our team announcement.

World Shooting Para Sport results and schedule

Times shown below are local to Lima, Peru. Click on an athlete’s name to find out more about them and to send a message of support.

When
(time in Peru, -17
hours from NZST)
AthleteEventResult

THU 21 SEP

Opening ceremony

FRI 22 SEP

4-5.15pmMike Johnson10m R4 Rly 221st

SAT 23 SEP

training

SUN 24 SEP

9.30-10.15amGreg Reid10m R3 Relay 128th
11.15-12pmNeelam O’Neill10m R3 Relay 223rd
1-2pmMike Johnson10m R5 Relay 127th

MON 25 SEP

2.45-4pmNeelam O’Neill10m P26th in qualifier
5.15-5.45pmNeelam O’Neill10m P2 FINAL8th

TUE 26 SEP

training

WED 27 SEP

9.30-10.15amGreg Reid50m R6 Elim 1
11.15-12pmGreg Reid50m R6 Elim 222nd
1-2pmMike Johnson50m R9 Elim 1
3-4pmMike Johnson50m R9 Elim 29th

THUR 28 SEP

9.30-10.15amGreg Reid50m R6 Q
11.15-11.45amGreg Reid50m R6 FINAL
12.15-1.15pmMike Johnson50m R9 Q
2.45-3.15pmMike Johnson50m R9 FINAL

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About the 2023 World Shooting Para Sport Championships

Peru’s capital Lima will host the 2023 World Shooting Para Sport (WSPS) Championships, marking the first time that the event takes take place in the Americas.

Competition will be at the Las Palmas Air Base. Around 300 athletes from more than 50 countries will compete at the World Championships.

More event information on the IPC website.

How does classification work in Shooting Para sport?

Shooting Para sport is the sport of shooting for Para athletes who have a physical impairment
leading to reduced function in the lower and/or upper limbs.

Classification provides the structure for fair and equitable competition to ensure that winning is determined by skill, fitness, power, endurance, tactical ability and mental focus. Classification groups Para athletes into a sport class according to the degree of activity limitation resulting from their impairment. In Shooting Para sport, there are three different sport classes:

SPORT CLASS SH1 (PISTOL)

Para athletes with upper and/or lower limb impairment competing in pistol events are in the SH1 class.

SPORT CLASS SH1 (RIFLE)

This sport class is designated to Para athletes with lower limb impairment for competition in rifle events.

SPORT CLASS SH2 (RIFLE)

This sport class is for rifle events only, and is designated to Para athletes with upper limb impairment (which necessitates them to use a shooting stand to support the rifle), all or not in combination with lower limb impairment.