Wheelchair fencing coming to Singapore

National fencer Rania Rahardja won an IOC grant to introduce wheelchair fencing here. Singapore has a well-established fencing team but none for persons with disabilities, she says.
National fencer Rania Rahardja won an IOC grant to introduce wheelchair fencing here. Singapore has a well-established fencing team but none for persons with disabilities, she says.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

For a start, persons with disabilities can look forward to a workshop next February

Life, as lived from a wheelchair, may take a slower pace. But persons with disabilities who want some fast action to sharpen their reflexes can soon turn to a new sport: wheelchair fencing.

They can try out the sport at a workshop to be held here next February and possibly go for regular training sessions thereafter.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2018, with the headline 'Wheelchair fencing coming to S'pore'. Print Edition | Subscribe