The EIS is responsible for the management of the Wheelchair Fencing World Class Programme which is made up of two athletes, Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver.
Both athletes train at the Sport Training Village (STV) at the University of Bath. Their day-to-day training is managed by EIS Lead Coach, Peter Rome.
Athletes require accuracy, power and speed, as well as high levels of fitness to maintain performance throughout competitions, as well as high-level technical skill and quick decision making.
Tailored programmes are developed for the Paralympic athletes to further their understanding of the performance demands of the sport, which sees athletes fight over three weapons; the epee, foil and saber.
Sport science and medical practitioners work closely with athletes and coaches to maximise the benefits of athletes’ training and prepare them for competitions.