Wheelchair fencing was one of the foundation sports at the first Paralympic Games in Rome, 1960.
Wheelchair fencing is open to athletes with a physical impairment. Athletes competing in individual and team events, including foil, épée and sabre.
Athletes compete in wheelchairs that are fastened to the floor. Chairs allow the fencers freedom of movement and the activity is as fast-paced as in fencing competitions for athletes without impairments.
For more information on Wheelchair fencing Eligibility and How to Get Involved please see the Wheelchair fencing Information Sheet (PDF – 102KB) – updated June 2022.