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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Fencing

CLASSIFICATION IN WHEELCHAIR FENCING

This is a brief overview of the sport and is in no way legally binding. In all cases the sport specific classification rules will take precedence. Should this page be out of date please contact classification@paralympic.org.

All wheelchair fencers have an impairment of their legs or feet and compete in wheelchairs. 

 

CLASSES

Fencers in category A have good trunk control, whereas category B athletes have an impairment that impacts their trunk or their fencing arm. 

ELIGIBLE IMPAIRMENT TYPES
Impaired muscle power
Athetosis
Impaired passive range of movement
Hypertonia
Limb deficiency
Ataxia
Leg length difference