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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Fencing

Ones to watch for 2017 for swimming and wheelchair fencing announced

Ten wheelchair fencers and 32 swimmers have been named as athletes to look out for in 2017. 17 Jan 2017
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Ihar Boki competes at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain.

Ihar Boki competes at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain.

ⒸLuc Percival Photography
By IPC

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) continued to announce its Ones to Watch athletes for 2017 on Tuesday (17 January) by naming athletes in swimming and wheelchair fencing.

Selected in partnership with World Para Swimming and the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS), the Ones to Watch athletes are individuals who have the potential to make the headlines in swimming and wheelchair fencing during the next Paralympic cycle ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

With one eye on the next Paralympic Games, many of this year’s Ones to Watch are young athletes who will develop between now and Tokyo 2020. Others are Paralympic and world medallists looking to stay at the top of their game.

Until 19 January, the IPC will announce Ones to Watch athletes in two sports each day. Around 230 athletes from 22 sports will be named Ones to Watch for 2017 in an effort to make it easier for the public and media to understand which athletes to look out for.

The 2017 Ones to Watch for swimming and wheelchair fencing are:

Swimming

Ihar Boki (Belarus)

Andre Brasil (Brazil)

Daniel Dias (Brazil)

Marc Evers (The Netherlands)

Jessica Long (USA)

Sophie Pascoe (New Zealand)

Sarah Louise Rung (Norway)

Qing Zu (China)

Dmytro Vynohradets (Ukraine)

Maksym Veraksa (Ukraine)

Mary Fisher (New Zealand)

Gustavo Sanchez (Mexico)

Zheng Tao (China)

Oliver Hynd (Great Britain)

Yevheniy Bohodayko (Ukraine)

Teresa Perales (Spain)

Yelyzaveta Mereshko (Ukraine)

Giseong Jo (South Korea)

Aurelie Rivard (Canada)

Keiichi Kimura (Japan)

Carlos Serrano (Colombia)

Ellie Cole (Australia)

Bethany Firth (Great Britain)

Anna Stetsenko (Ukraine)

Liesette Bruinsma (The Netherlands)

Wenpang Huang (China)

InKook Lee (South Korea)

Yip Pin Xiu (Singapore)

Pedro Rangel (Mexico)

Becca Meyers (USA)

Lorenzo Perez Escalona (Cuba)

Elizabeth Marks (USA)

Wheelchair fencing

Amarilla Veres (Hungary)

Tam Chik Sum (Hong Kong)

Dimitri Coutya (Great Britain)

Emanuele Lambertini (Italy)

Adrian Castro (Poland)

Beatrice Vio (Italy)

Sun Gang (China)

Piers Gilliver (Great Britain)

Ammar Ali (Iraq)

Zsuzsanna Krajnyak (Hungary)

On Wednesday (18 January), the IPC will announce Ones to Watch athletes in taekwondo and triathlon.