Paralympic Fencing

Wheelchair fencing was born as a recovery system for veterans of World War II and was invented in England (a country that gave birth to the international Paralympic movement) by Prof. Ludwig Guttman in 1948. In Italy it was born in 1953 and that is only a little time after the advent of disabled sports in the country. In wheelchair fencing, by not using the legs and being wheelchairs fixed to the competition platform, the athlete must have an enormous readiness of reflexes to block and lead the blow, not being able to back away.