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Wheelchair Fencing sees athletes competing across different categories. Fencers’ chairs are anchored to the ground which limit the game space and allow athletes to fence without moving the chair. Fencers wear special sensors which connect them to an electronic scoring system.
There are three weapons used; foil, epée and sabre. Each weapon has its own scoring area: the foil is limited to the trunk, not including the arms and head, while in epée touches are valid from the waist up, including the arms and mask. With the sabre, touches are allowed with any part of the blade (tip and edges) and the valid target is the entire surface area from the waistline up, including arms and mask.
Find out more on the British Disabled Fencing Association website.
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