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Paralympic Biathlon

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  • 1. PARALYMPIC BIATHLON WITH GLOWING HEARTS By Naomi
  • 2. BIATHLON <ul><li>Biathlon is a sport that combines rifle shooting and cross country skiing. Athletes must ski a distance, then shoot 5 targets. </li></ul><ul><li>Biathlon originated as “military patrol” as an exercise. It was contested in 1924 in Chamonix, France but was dropped from post war sentiments in 1948. </li></ul><ul><li>Both men and women play. </li></ul><ul><li>Officially became an Olympic sport in the 1960 Winter Olympics. </li></ul>
  • 3. PARALYMPIC BIATHLON <ul><li>Was introduced in 1988 for the physically impaired at Innsbruck, Austria. At the 1992 Paralympics in Lillehammer, Norway, blind and visually impaired athletes were included. </li></ul><ul><li>Athletes can compete in standing, sitting, or visually impaired classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Paralympic biathletes can compete in the short distance or the long distance. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a Nordic Percentage system to equalize time disability handicap to determine which athlete goes the fastest </li></ul><ul><li>Fastest person wins </li></ul>
  • 4. SHOOTING <ul><li>Athletes shoot with a .22 caliber rifle </li></ul><ul><li>Visually impaired/blind athletes shoot with a special acoustic sounds depending on how rifle is aimed </li></ul><ul><li>5 black disc targets 10 m away </li></ul><ul><li>Athletes shoot at a 20 mm target </li></ul><ul><li>Visually impaired/blind athletes shoot at a 30 mm target </li></ul><ul><li>20 mm 30 mm </li></ul>
  • 5. SHORT DISTANCE <ul><li>Athletes ski 3 laps around a 2.5 km course </li></ul><ul><li>Stop to shoot twice </li></ul><ul><li>There is a 150 m penalty loop for each shot missed. </li></ul>
  • 6. LONG DISTANCE <ul><li>Athletes ski 5 laps on the same 2.5 km course </li></ul><ul><li>Stop 4 times to shoot </li></ul><ul><li>Penalized one minute for each missed target (added onto skier’s overall time) </li></ul>
  • 7. CATEGORIES <ul><li>STANDING </li></ul><ul><li>Can use the same equipment as able bodied skiers, but have a walking disability </li></ul><ul><li>SITTING </li></ul><ul><li>Have no use of legs </li></ul><ul><li>Use a chair on skis (called a sit-ski) </li></ul><ul><li>BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED </li></ul><ul><li>Use the same equipment as able bodied skiers </li></ul><ul><li>Ski with a guide </li></ul><ul><li>Use special acoustic system with different tones that change when rifle is aimed </li></ul>
  • 8. VANCOUVER 2010 EVENTS <ul><li>Men’s 3 x 2 Pursuit </li></ul><ul><li>Men’s 12.5 km </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s 3 x 2 Pursuit </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s 12.5 km </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s 10 km </li></ul><ul><li>All Paralympic biathlon events will be held at the Whistler Paralympic Park ski hill on Whistler mountain. </li></ul>
  • 9. BIBLIOGRAPHY <ul><li>http://www.vancouver2010.com/paralympic-games/biathlon/additional-information/about-the-sport_168632bx.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.biathloncanada.ca/main.php?p=219 </li></ul><ul><li>http://winter-paralympics.suite101.com/article.cfm/paralympic_winter_games_blind_biathlon </li></ul>
  • 10. PICTURE BIBLIOGRAPHY <ul><li>Biathlon 1 by GAP089 on Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Biathlon skier by Parutakupiu commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Olympic_picto... </li></ul>

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