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Sport : Fencing

2 fencers en guarde. Sketch by unknown artist. Win or lose wheelchair fencers in Athens are getting the
electric chair...a look at the rules of this ancient sport.
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Athlete Profile

Athlete : Jayant Mistry
Event : Wheelchair Tennis

Great Britain's Nº1 and World's Top 10 wheelchair tennis player. 37 years old, full time athlete. Why Jayant is a serious medal contender

Jayant Mistry GB Tennis Player Head Shot
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Competed for in 3 classifications, broadly defined as-

ARW1 - tetraplegic, ie limited arm strength and minimal balance. ARW2 - paraplegic, ie full arm strength, minimal to full balance.
ARST - standing or chair, but athletes able to walk, minimal disability.

There exists the possibility of sub categories, this will be announced nearer the time. The bows used are 'recurve' and 'compound' bows.

Once ranking is established a knock-out competition starts in both individual and team events. The men's team event is of 16 countries with 3 archers per team, women's teams are from 8 countries. The individual competition will see 32 athletes compete.

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