Wheelchair Fencing

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 an amputation, spinal injury or cerebral palsy are eligible to compete in events including Foil, Epée (men and women) and Sabre (men). The official governing body is the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS).

If you are interested in taking up wheelchair fencing, contact your local club.

> International Wheelchair and Amputee Sport Federation

> International Paralympic Committee - Wheelchair Fencing