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Countries

Countries

Wheelchair fencing has grown from one country competing at the International Stoke Mandeville Games in 1954, to 14 winning at least one medal each at the Rio 2016 Paralympics and many more sending athletes.


 

On a national level, the sport is managed by fencing or sport federations and National Paralympic Committees. These organisation are responsible for recruiting and developing athletes, preparing them for the different level of competitions that take place around the world.

Countries can participate in competitions sanctioned by IWAS Wheelchair Fencing,
through membership of IWAS.

IWAS Wheelchair Fencing countries are members that have sent at least one fencer to an official and sanctioned IWAS Wheelchair Fencing competition in the last two fencing seasons (including the current season).

Therefore, these members are permitted to send delegates to the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Sport Assembly, nominate candidates, put forward motions and vote in elections and for motions. All other IWAS members are allowed to take part as non-voting observers at the Sport Assembly.

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wheelchair fencing countries

Africa

Americas

Argentina

Argentine Federacion de deportes Sobre Silla de Ruedas (FADISIR)

[email protected]

Full member

Brazil

Brazillian Paralympic Committee

www.brasilparaolimpico.org.br [email protected]

Full member

Canada

Canadian Fencing Federation

Secondary member

Colombia

Colombia - FEDESIR

Full member

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Fencing Federation

Developing member

Mexico

Mexico Wheelchair Fencing Federation

Developing member

Uruguay

Uruguay Fencing Federation

Developing member

USA

Move United

Full member

Asia

China

Chinese Disabled Persons Federation

[email protected]

Full member

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled

www.hkparalympic.org [email protected]

Full member

Indonesia

Indonesia NPC

Full member

India

Sports Control Board of India for the Disabled (IWAS Secondary Member)

www.scbidsportsdisabled.com [email protected]

Secondary member

Iraq

Iraqi NPC

[email protected]

Full member

Japan

Japanese Paralympic Committee

www.jsad.or.jp [email protected]

Full member

Kuwait

Kuwait Disabled Sport Club

Full member

Macau

Macau NPC

[email protected]

Full member

Malaysia

Malaysia - Persatuan Orang-Orang Cacat Anggota

www.pocam.org [email protected]

Full member

South Korea

Korea Disabled Veterans Organisation

www.kdvsc.or.kr [email protected]

Full member

Thailand

Thailand - Sports Association of the Disabled of Thailand

www.paralympic.net [email protected]

Full member

Europe

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan NPC

[email protected]

Full member

Belarus

Belarus NPC

Full member

Belgium

Belgian Paralympic Committee

www.paralympic.be [email protected]

Full member

Estonia

Estonian National Paralympic Committee

www.paralympic.ee [email protected]

Full member

Finland

Finish Sports Association for Persons with Disabilities

Full member

France

Federation Francaise Handisport

www.handisport.org [email protected]

Full member

Great Britain

WheelPower British Wheelchair Sport

www.wheelpower.org.uk [email protected]

Full member

Greece

Hellenic Sports Federation for Persons with Disabilities

www.eaom-amea.gr [email protected]

Full member

Georgia

Georgian NPC

[email protected]

Full member

Germany

Germany NPC - Deutscher Behindertensportverband e.V

www.dbs-npc.de [email protected]

Full member

Hungary

Hungarian NPC

www.hparalimpia.hu

Full member

Israel

Israel Paralympic Committee

[email protected]

Full member

Italy

Italian Paralympic Committee

www.comitatoparalimpico.it [email protected]

Full member

Latvia

Latvian SOD

[email protected]

Full member

Lithuania

Lithuanian Sports Federation for the Disabled

Full member

Netherlands

Onbeperkt Sportief

Full member

Poland

Polish Sports Association for the Disabled

Full member

Ukraine

Ukraine National Paralympic Committee

[email protected]

Full member

Russia

Russian Federation of Sports with Physical Impairment

www.paralymp.ru [email protected]

Full member

Spain

Spanish Sports Federation for People with Physical Disabilities (FEDDF)

www.feddf.es [email protected]

Full member

Switzerland

Switzerland: Wheelchair Sport Switzerland

www.spv.ch [email protected]

Full member

Turkey

National Paralympic Committee of Turkey

[email protected]

Full member

Oceania

Australia

Disability Sport Australia

[email protected]

Full member

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