Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wheelchair Fencing

Details of wheelchair fencing clubs for wheelchair users. Find information, facts, rules and advice. Wheelchair Fencing was part of the first Paralympic Games in Rome 1960. At the Paralympic Games in Seoul 1988, a new system for wheelchair fencing was introduced, which allows athletes with different disabilities (amputee, polio, cerebral palsy and paraplegia) the opportunity to compete together. Wheelchair entering was introduced to the UK by Sir Ludwig Guttmann at the 1953 Stoke International Games, later becoming known as the Paralympic games.

Unfortunately there are few wheelchair fencing clubs and organisations in the UK, most websites being listed on the Internet provide information about wheelchair fencing during the Paralympics and of course the London 2012 games, however the guys and gals of ABLEize have dug out the more individual and hopefully informative resources relating to wheelchair fencing and included them here for your information and hopefully to help promote the sport to budding sportsmen and women of the future.

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The official website of Adrian Derbyshire, Paralympic gold and silver medal winner as well as national champion at wheelchair fencing. Read his profile with images and news and video clips of the sport.

Highlights the history of wheelchair fencing along with details of the rules, equipment used and a brief summary of the sport and the 24 countries that take part in or are practicing wheelchair fencing.

The governing body for this Paralympic sport aiming to promote disabled and wheelchair fencing and coaching within the UK. Site provides details of the spore with upcoming events, training, competitions and how to get involved.

International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation offering rules and regulations of the sport and how to join and take part.

Details of Canadian sport men and women taking part in wheelchair fencing with an explanation of the rules, images and past Paralympic representation.

A brief description of wheelchair fencing provided by the Paralympic Committee along with images, video clips and rules of the game.

Providing details of wheelchair fencing originally formed as rehabilitation in the 1950s at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Read details of the sport along with rules.

Wheelchair fencing information from Team USA with details of past events, Paralympic Games, classification of the sport and the selection procedures.

Coverage from BBC Sport of the RIO games in 2016 along with an explanation of how wheelchair fencing works, medals details and links to related sports.