In its only match of the day on Sunday at the World Shooting Para Sport Championships in Sydney, Australia,, Team USA picked up another quota slot for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, marking the team’s third quota slot earned over the first two days of the event. McKenna Dahl (Arlington, Wash.) led the U.S. in the […]
Xiao Gong (Malibu, Calif.) and Taylor Farmer (Castalia, Ohio) both secured Paralympic Games quota slots for the United States during the opening day of the 2019 World Shooting Para Sport Championships in Sydney, Australia. Xiao, who works with In Kim and is a product of the Bridge Junior Shooting Club, fired an impressive 564 in the mixed 25-meter […]
(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – July 23, 2019) – Seven USA Shooting Paralympic Team athletes are set for World Shooting Para Sport (WSPS) World Cup competition in Osijek, Croatia, that kicks off Thursday and concludes the following Tuesday. World Shooting Para Sport returns to Osijek for the third time. This will be the first WSPS competition that […]
(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – July 19, 2019) – Twelve athletes, including six 2016 Paralympians, have been named to the 2019 U.S. Parapan American Games Team for Shooting. Shooting sport athletes will compete at the Parapan American Games, August 23-September 1, for the first time in Lima, Peru. This year’s Nationals served as the conclusion of their […]
Longtime conservation partner Dallas Safari Club (DSC) and the Dallas Safari Club Foundation are stepping in once again to support America’s Shooting Team in hopes of helping Raise The Flag. This time they are providing $25,000 in travel support to USA Shooting’s Paralympic Shooting Team ahead of the upcoming 2019 World Shooting Para Sport Championships, October 11-18 in Sydney, Australia. U.S. Para Shooting Team […]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (April 24, 2019) – On the day in which USA Shooting asked the shooting sports community to help Raise The Flag, Junior Olympic athletes provided a glimpse of a strong future in Air Pistol, Sport Pistol and Paralympic Rifle. Sarah Choe, Ryan Yi and Stetson Bardfield are the latest athletes to be crowned 2019 Junior Olympic Champions. […]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Thirteen USA Shooting athletes are on their way to Al Ain, United Arab Emirates for the first World Shooting Para Sport (WSPS) World Cup of 2019 starting on Thursday and running through February 24. This WSPS World Cup marks one of three opportunities for athletes to earn Paralympic Games quotas in […]
Back in June, Moira Antal, 14, of Bealeton, Va., helped make history as she became the first Paralympic athlete to compete at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Three-Position Air Rifle National Championship, held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry, Ohio.
“It’s very fun,” she said with a laugh, speaking of competing in air rifle. “It’s calming. When I shoot, I zone out and let my mind run off wherever it wants, and I just shoot – that’s it.”
Moira has arthrogryposis, a congenital joint contracture that has affected her since birth. She’s also missing two major muscle groups, a bicep and quadricep on her left side, and through the years has additionally developed arthritis, with 10 surgeries to date.
“Her doctor said she would never walk, but here she is,” explained her mother, Wendy, as she looked at Moira and smiled. “She doesn’t like to be told, ‘No.’”
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee published the sport competition schedule by session of the Paralympic Games, following the approval of the International Paralympic Committee. The schedule remains subject to change after further adjustments. The opening ceremony of the 2020 Paralympic Games will be held on August 25th, while the competition will close on September 6th. […]