Wheelchair fencing was developed by Sir Ludwig Guttmann at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital and was introduced to the world at the Rome 1960 Paralympic Games.
Men and women with amputations, spinal-cord injuries and cerebral palsy are eligible to compete in foil, epee and saber events. Their wheelchairs are fastened to the floor during competition.
The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) is the global governing body of the sport.
Source of information credit: International Paralympic Committee
Source of photo credit: Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled