SPEED and AGILITY: WHEELCHAIR FENCING

Lightning-fast speed is the hallmark of a successful fencer. As this 2008 gold medal match shows, fencing requires enormous concentration, and points are won in just seconds.

MEDAL QUEST blogger Cat Bouwkamp was only 12 in 2008 and hadn’t started her fencing career. Now 16 and one of the youngest American athletes, she competes in all three blades and was one of the first to qualify for the London Games. Catch Cat on Facebook and Twitter after you watch this video of the 2008 gold medal Wheelchair Fencing match from Beijing.

Video of 2008 Wheelchair Fencing gold medal match

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