| Gemma Collis (Durham) Fully engaged in sports as a child, Gemma was struck down with reflex sympathetic dystrophy that affected the nerves in her leg.
Gemma, 22, of Gilesgate in Durham, said: "After first trying wheelchair fencing
, three months later I represented Great Britain at my first international competition, the 2012 Malchow Wheelchair Fencing
World Cup, and, just ten months after taking up the sport, competed at the London 2012 Paralympics.
His career has taken him across the world, culminating in his winning a place in the Wheelchair Fencing
World Championships at the end of 2011.
The worrying thing is that this 50-yearold is the best in country at what he does - wheelchair fencing
I would also like to thank the Hong Kong National Paralympic Committee because, without their support, I cannot play wheelchair fencing
and would never get this award here.
Durham Phoenix Fencing Club, based in Hetton-le-Hole, have recently launched a wheelchair fencing
section to attract disabled fencers into the sport.
Malek Helali Doha QATAR'S first wheelchair fencing
classes were launched on Tuesday at the French-Qatari School Lyc`e Voltaire under the sponsorship of Definitely Able, a Sasol initiative, and local telecommunications provider Ooredoo.
A special demonstration of wheelchair fencing
contest was also presented.
KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti wheelchair athletes are poised to participate in IWAS Wheelchair Fencing
World Championships age 23 & Under and IWAS Wheelchair Fencing
World Championships age 17 & Under due in Warsaw in Poland on June 29-July 7.
If that's not enough, experts from the worlds of martial arts, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair fencing
will also be there to guide you.
Triple Paralympic champion Stephen Miller will be joined by wheelchair fencing
star Gemma Collis at ParalympicsGB Sports Fest at Durham University on March 5.
2015, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to decide on the remaining eight sports--canoe, cycling, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, judo, taekwondo, sailing and wheelchair fencing
. It's especially troubling for cycling because the Union Cycliste Internationale submitted its application late, leaving insufficient time for it to be assessed in time for the IPC's meeting in Berlin in early October.