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Wheelchair Fencing: Four medals won at IWAS World Cup

By Mark Jamieson | 15/02/2019

Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya collected two medals apiece at the Wheelchair Fencing IWAS (International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation) World Cup in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Earlier this week, Gilliver won Category A gold Epee and Category A silver Sabre in the third qualifier for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo next year.

His training partner, Coutya, was also in great form as he came away with two Category B silver medals in the Foil and Epee categories.

Both athletes train at the Sport Training Village (STV) at the University of Bath, one of eight EIS high performance centres across England. Their day-to-day training is managed by EIS Lead Coach, Peter Rome.

The Institute is responsible for the management of the Wheelchair Fencing World Class Programme.