#Saskatoon2018: Women’s foil category A preview
The 2018 World Cup season has delivered some interesting results in the lead up to the 2018 IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Americas Championships.
There are just a few days left until the 2018 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing Americas Championships get underway in Saskatoon, Canada, on 14 September.
The region’s best fencers will line-up in one of the last major competitions before the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The 2018 World Cup season has delivered some interesting results in the lead up to the run of regional Championships.
Find out who to watch out for in one of the best events on the programme.
Women’s foil category A
Brazil’s Karina Maia is the defending champion in this event.
In April Maia was the top finisher from the Americas at the World Cup in Montreal, Canada. Maia registered a top 10 finish with ninth, beating Canada’s Ruth Sylvia Morell by one place.
Two years ago Morell herself left with silver.
The USA’s Shelby Jensen will also be an athlete to watch. At the most recent World Cup in Warsaw, Poland, in July, Jensen was the top ranked Americas athlete.
If the 2018 form book is anything to go by, this event is wide open with several fencers from the region jostling for position.
The 2018 IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Americas Championships run from 14-16 September.