Colorado Springs, CO -(AmmoLand.com)- The final opportunity for athletes to earn Paralympic quotas will take place here in the United States when USA Shooting hosts the final International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Shooting World Cup of the season November 3 – 7 at the home of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Nearly 200 athletes from 50 countries will compete for World Cup medals, as well as Minimum Qualifying Scores (MQS) and quotas to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A quota spot is essentially the entry ticket necessary for a country to compete in Paralympic competition. For more information on the 2016 Paralympic Team selection process, please visit http://www.usashooting.org/12-the-team/rioinsight#paraoneyear.
This World Cup will mark the second time the event has returned to the United States since 2011 and is a tremendous opportunity for proven and promising American shooters with physical disabilities to compete domestically against some of the best Paralympic shooters in the world. The U.S. will be sending the largest team of 20 athletes to compete at this World Cup, with three of these athletes having already …Read the Rest