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Wheelchair Fencing

Wheelchair Fencing

Introduction to Wheelchair Fencing

Wheelchair Fencing is an exciting, dynamic and fast paced Paralympic sport. It is played by two athletes either as an individual event or as part of a team.


Modified swords; foil, epee and sabre, are used to score points on specific areas on the body, depending on the weapon type.

Fencers must meet the minimum disability criteria and be classifiable under the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing classification rules.

The sport was developed by the father of the Paralympic Movement, Sir Ludwig Guttmann. It is one of the original Paralympic sports having appeared on the programme at the first Games in Rome, Italy, in 1960.

Wheelchair Fencing website

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