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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

Morocco

Royal Moroccan Federation of Sports for Disabled

[email protected]

Full member

South Africa

South African Sports Association for Physically Disabled (SASAPD)

[email protected]

Full member

Americas

USA

Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA

Full member

Asia

Bahrain

Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation (GCCOC)

[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

Kazakhstan

National Paralympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan

[email protected]

Full member

South Korea

Korea Disabled Veterans Organisation

www.kdvsc.or.kr [email protected]

Full member

Europe

Czech Republic

Czech Sports Organisation for the Physically Disabled

[email protected]

Full member

Estonia

Estonian National Paralympic Committee

www.paralympic.ee [email protected]

Full member

France

Federation Francaise Handisport

www.handisport.org [email protected]

Full member

Israel

Israel Paralympic Committee

[email protected]

Full member

Portugal

Portuguesa Federacao de Desporteo para Pessoas Deficiencia (FPDD)

[email protected]

Full member

Slovak Republic

Slovak Sports Association for the Disabled

www.sztps.sk [email protected]

Full member

Switzerland

Switzerland: Wheelchair Sport Switzerland

www.spv.ch [email protected]

Full member

Oceania

Australia

Disability Sport Australia

[email protected]

Full member

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