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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Fencing

Rome to host wheelchair fencing Worlds 2017

The World Championships will be held from 6-12 November. 16 May 2017
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Jianquan Tian CHN (left) vs Gang Sun CHN in the Men's Individual Épée - Category A Semi-final Wheelchair Fencing in the Carioca Arena 3 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Jianquan Tian CHN (left) vs Gang Sun CHN in the Men's Individual Épée - Category A Semi-final Wheelchair Fencing in the Carioca Arena 3 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

ⒸThomas Lovelock for OIS/IOC
By IWAS

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) have announced that Rome, Italy, will host the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships 2017 from 6-12 November.

The world’s best wheelchair fencers will compete across 22 medal events in:

- Epee female/male (Category A, B & C)

- Foil female/male (Category A, B & C)

- Sabre female/male (Category A & B)

- Epee, Foil & Sabre female/male team

IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Chairman, Pal Szekeres said: “1960 was the last time an international wheelchair fencing event was held in Rome so it is a great time to return to this ancient city. Italy is a leading nation in both fencing and wheelchair fencing, and the Italian Fencing Federation have made huge strides in the development of our sport.

“I am confident that cooperation between the Italian Paralympic Committee, Italian Fencing Federation and IWAS will make for a fantastic World Championships where the heroes of Rio 2016 will meet with upcoming fencing heroes of the future. Thank you, Italy. Thank you, Rome!”

More information can be found on the IWAS’ website.