Canada Hosts Last Wheelchair Fencing World Cup Qualification Event before Rio
Canadian Fencing Federation – The last event on the calendar for World Cup Wheelchair Fencing Rio Qualification is taking place at the Sheraton Laval Hotel today through Sunday, May 1st, 2016.
Hosted by the Montmorency Fencing Club with support by the Government of Canada, Parasports Quebec and the City of Laval, the event features the top wheelchair fencing athletes in the world vying for a chance to earn qualification for Rio. More than 130 athletes from 22 countries are taking part, including Canada’s Sylvie Ruth Morel, Camille Chair, Pierre Mainville and Mathieu Hebert. Morel and Mainville represented Canada in London 2012 and hope to secure a spot for Rio.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to host this important event in Laval,” stated Gabriela Mayer, President of the Montmorency Fencing Club and Chair of the Canadian Fencing Federation’s Wheelchair Fencing Committee. “It is important for Canada’s top athletes to be able to showcase their sport at home and hopefully inspire others to take up wheelchair fencing.”
The event takes please today through Sunday (April 28 to May 1) at the Sheraton Laval Hotel.
For further information, please contact Gabriela Mayer at:
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