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Wheelchair Fencing (Paralympic Games)

08-28-2012 16:38 BJT

The Paralympic sport of Wheelchair Fencing features three different weapons, 100 athletes – and plenty of action.

Although sword fighting dates back thousands of years, Fencing as we now understand it came of age as a sport in the 19th century. Developed in the years after World War II at Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic Games, Wheelchair Fencing is a fierce, fast-moving battle of tactics and technique.

Competition dates

4 September – 8 September

Competition venue

ExCeL

Number of competitors

100: 60–76 men and 24–40 women

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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