Yes, participants in wheelchair fencing in the Paralympic Games need to be disabled.
The Paralympic Movement provides sport for people with disabilities. They list ten eligible impairment types, and in order for an athlete to compete, he or she must have a primary impairment that belongs to one of these impairment types.
Each sport in the Paralympics has ...
Compared to many other sports fencing is much safer.
There is an article on this by Peter Harmer.
Studies in Table 10.1 indicate consistent findings of a time-loss rate of 0.0 to 0.3 per 1,000 athlete exposures (AE) across a wide variety of competition and training settings. By comparison, soccer and basketball ...