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Participants of the Paralympic biathlon only carry out shooting in the laying position. Visually-impaired athletes shoot with an electronic rifle that allows aiming by hearing. The closer the rifle points to the centre of the target the higher the tone is. The volume that occurs when the rifle is moved allows the shooter to find the exact centre of the target.
At the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, there will be biathlon competitions in three distances - long, medium and short.
As a Paralympic sport, biathlon was introduced at the Paralympic Winter Games in Lillehammer in 1994, and biathlon competitions were held at the same site where skiers competed. This principle continues to this day: the competition in cross country skiing and biathlon in Sochi will be held at the Laura complex for competition in cross country skiing and biathlon.