Wheelchair Fencing Returns to the Defi Sportif Altergo in Montreal this Weekend

By Caroline Sharp April 27, 2018

The Canadian Fencing Federation (CFF) is pleased to once again take part in the Defi Sportif Altergo, an annual event in its 35th year that brings over 6,000 elite and up-and-coming athletes from Québec, Canada and many other countries, to Montreal. Défi sportif AlterGo is a non-profit organization that promotes adapted sport and a healthy lifestyle. A strong advocate of a more inclusive society, the organization’s mission is to contribute to universal accessibility.

Wheelchair Fencing is back on the schedule in 2018 with an IWAS World Cup. Over 60 athletes from more than 10 countries are expected to take part in individual competitions in sabre, epee and foil. Team competitions are also on the schedule. This event allows athletes to accumulate points towards their world ranking.

The IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup will be held at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, from April 27 to April 29, 2018. The following Canadian Wheelchair Fencers will be taking part in the event:

Doug Brecht, Asquith, SK

Camille Chai, Montreal, QC

Matthieu Hebert, Beauharnois, QC

Pierre Mainville, St-Colomban, QC

Sylvie Morel, Pincourt, QC

Ryan Rousell, Asquith, SK


For live results, please visit: http://www.fencing.ca/results/wheelchair/2018_iwas_montreal_wc/