Published on August 14th, 2013 | by mpower

The Sport of Wheelchair Fencing

Wheelchair fencing is a combat sport whereby disabled athletes compete using bladed weapons and wheelchairs. It was developed by Sir Ludwig Guttman and was introduced in 1960 at the Paralympic Games in Rome. In this video, speaks to Pierre Mainville, bronze medalist at the 2010 World Wheelchair Fencing Championships about the differences between wheelchair fencing and able-bodied fencing, competing in the combat sport and its classifications.

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