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. […]