Waleed Aziz, a visually impaired archer, pulled an arrow out of the quiver earlier this month and placed the back of his hand against the tactile sight as he adjusted his position and aimed to hit the target at the Shehbaz Sharif Sports Complex in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi.
Welcome to the training camp for the World Archery Para Championships 2022 scheduled to be held in Dubai from February 19-27. World Archery organizes a para-archery world championship every two years. The contest was first held by the International Paralympic Committee in 1998 and ownership was transferred to World Archery in 2009.
Though the Pakistan camp has been set up in the parking lot of a sports complex with only basic equipment available, members of the country’s national team of visually impaired archers told Arab News they were hopeful they would be able to shine in the upcoming contest.