The classification rules of the International Federation for Archery state that athletes with a physical impairment are eligible to compete in this sport at the Paralympics.
Classification also groups athletes in classes, defined by the degree to which they are limited in their ability to perform activities within that sport. In Archery there are 3 classes for competition with some key differences: Standing (ST), Wheelchair 1 (W1) and Wheelchair 2 (W2).
ST – athletes compete from a standing position
W1 – athletes compete from a seated position and have an impairment that affects their arms, legs and trunk
W2 – athletes compete from a seated position and have an impairment that affects their legs and trunk