Tokyo Funding (2017-20)

£668,000
World Class Programme
£496,000
Athlete Performance Award
£172,000

Athlete Places

2

Historical Funding

Sydney

£76,133

Athens

£100,013

Beijing

£340,885

London

£552,892

Rio

£194,886

Overview

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.

  • David Heaton

    Chair

 

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  • BAE Systems
  • BUPA
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  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
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