W1 para archers to be reclassified from 1 October

23 August 2017
Lausanne (SUI)
All W1 athletes will require review after the release of an updated classification handbook.

Following an update to the classification procedure for W1 para athletes, due to come into effect on 1 October 2017 as part of the new classification handbook, World Archery will make additional classification facilities available at the World Archery Para Championships in Beijing, China in September.

All W1 athletes will receive a fixed-date review deadline on their classification status and will require re-classification prior to competing in international events after 1 October.

To give an opportunity for athletes to be assessed prior to this date, classification for W1 athletes will be available during competition in Beijing, with the resulting classification coming into effect following the event – and the assessment having no influence on the results of the World Archery Para Championships.

Member associations wishing to arrange W1 re-classification in Beijing should bring a medical intake form and contact World Archery’s Head of Classification Roman Suda.

A list of events with classification available following the championships will be issued for member associations or athletes unable to attend the worlds.