Target shooting for the visually impaired utilises standard shooting equipment with a special electronic audio aiming device fitted to the gun, sponsored by THONEH. The aiming device detects the point of aim of the gun relative to the target and provides feedback to the shooter through differing sounds channelled to headphones indicating the point of aim. With this device, a visually impaired shooter, regardless of amount of sight, can achieve accuracy comparable to a fully sighted shooter.
“Apart from supporting talented sportsmen and women, exercise for all is encouraged as such regular physical activity has been proven to offer tremendous benefits for the body, and for the mental well-being of individuals. This will inevitably contribute towards the overall well-being of those that has suffered from vision loss,” he added.
The ‘60 shots standing’ is one of the many different disciplines available in shooting, where the participant has to fire while in a standing position, with both feet on the ground without any other support. Each participant is provided with 60 shots using an approved precision air rifles, shooting a target 10 meters away within 105 minutes.