Wheelchair fencing was developed by Sir Ludwig Guttmann at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital and was introduced to the world at the Rome 1960 Paralympic Games.
Men and women with amputations, spinal-cord injuries and cerebral palsy are eligible to compete in foil epee (men and women) and saber (men) events. Their wheelchairs are fastened to the floor during competition.
Watch Paralympic Sports A-Z: Wheelchair Fencing video.
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|Address||International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Aylesbury College Oxford Road Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP21 8PD United Kingdom|
|Phone||+44 1296 780212|
|Main Contact||Jakub Nowicki, IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Committee|
|IPC Sports Council Representative||Jakub Nowicki|