Sara Symington, Performance Director at Archery GB explains: "We are extremely saddened to say that Danielle Brown has not been classified under the new criteria, which means she is no longer able to compete at Paralympic archery events on behalf of Great Britain. We are so proud of all she has achieved as a Paralympic archer and we wish her all the best for the future. We will be offering Danielle our full support over the coming weeks and months."
World Archery has confirmed they are in full agreement with the International Paralympic Committee and they have confirmed this means that a number of athletes, some of whom may have won medals at the London Paralympics or the last World Para-Archery Championships in Turin, will no longer be eligible to compete internationally in Para-Archery competitions.
World Archery has publicly stated that at no time should any of these athletes be challenged in a negative way. They obeyed the rules and won their medals fairly as a result of hard work over many years. World Archery is proud of what they have done. It is simply a fact that the classification rules for Para-Archery have changed.
No other GBR archers have been affected at this stage.
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