Wheelchair fencing at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Wheelchair fencing at the 2008 Summer Paralympics was held in the Fencing Gymnasium of the Olympic Green Convention Centre from 14 September to 17 September.

Wheelchair fencing
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Wheelchair fencing pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Paralympic Wheelchair fencing
2004
2012

ClassificationEdit

Fencers were given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows fencers to compete against others with a similar level of function. Fencing has two classes, A and B. Wheelchairs were anchored to the ground during competition.

EventsEdit

The five event types below were competed for both class A and class B, for a total of ten events.

Participating countriesEdit

There were 84 fencers (60 male, 24 female) from 19 nations taking part in this sport.

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

This ranking sorts countries by the number of gold medals earned by their fencers (in this context a country is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)66113
2  Hong Kong (HKG)3227
3  France (FRA)1102
4  Belarus (BLR)0101
5  Poland (POL)0022
  Ukraine (UKR)0022
7  Hungary (HUN)0011
  Italy (ITA)0011
  Thailand (THA)0011
Totals (9 nations)10101030

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Épée A
details
Tian Jianquan
  China
Zhang Lei
  China
Radoslaw Stanczuk
  Poland
Épée B
details
Hu Daoliang
  China
Mikalai Bezyazychny
  Belarus
Serhiy Shenkevych
  Ukraine
Foil A
details
Ye Ruyi
  China
Zhang Lei
  China
Dariusz Pender
  Poland
Foil B
details
Hu Daoliang
  China
Laurent Françoic
  France
Pál Szekeres
  Hungary
Sabre A
details
Ye Ruyi
  China
Tian Jianquan
  China
Alberto Pellegrini
  Italy
Sabre B
details
Laurent Francois
  France
Hui Charn Hung
  Hong Kong
Serhiy Shenkevych
  Ukraine

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Épée A
details
Zhang Chuncui
  China
Yu Chui Yee
  Hong Kong
Fan Pui Shan
  Hong Kong
Épée B
details
Chan Yui Chong
  Hong Kong
Yao Fang
  China
Saysunee Jana
  Thailand
Foil A
details
Yu Chui Yee
  Hong Kong
Zhang Chuncui
  China
Fan Pui Shan
  Hong Kong
Foil B
details
Chan Yui Chong
  Hong Kong
Yao Fang
  China
Ye Hua
  China

ReferencesEdit

  • "Schedules and Results - Wheelchair Fencing". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Retrieved 2008-09-10.

External linksEdit