Archery is rooted down in the soul of the Paralympic Movement and has been appeared in all editions of the Games after the inaugural competition in Rome.
This sport, which was first introduced as a rehabilitation and recreation for the persons with visual and physical impairment, featured at the Stoke Mandeville Games in 1948, the predecessor to the modern Paralympic Games and contains the following impairments:
• Impaired muscle power
• Impaired passive range of movement
• Limb deficiency
Para archery debuted in 1994 in Iran. A year later, the first national championships was organized in the country, and top archers were sent to the international tournament in England.
Para archery is now practiced in 22 provincial clubs and 12 sport clubs in the country.
Watch the introduction to Para Archery on Paralympic TV.