Armless archer gives his best shot

American Matt Stutzman, who has no arms, during the Paralympics archery individual compound qualifying at the Sambodrome. He won silver in London but missed the quarter-finals by a single point in Rio. To shoot, he sits, holding the bow out with his
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American Matt Stutzman, who has no arms, during the Paralympics archery individual compound qualifying at the Sambodrome.

He won silver in London but missed the quarter-finals by a single point in Rio. To shoot, he sits, holding the bow out with his right foot, then extends his leg to bend it.

The string holding the arrow is fastened to his body until he activates a release and the arrow flies.

He has the longest, accurate shot at 283.47 metres.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2016, with the headline 'Armless archer gives his best shot'. Print Edition | Subscribe