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Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in Catania, Italy

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Hungary's Zsuzsanna Krajnyak (L) fights with China's Wu Bai Li during the final of the Wheelchair Women's Epee category A during the 2011 World Fencing Championships in Catania on October 10, 2011. Krajnyak won 15-8 to become the new world champion.

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France's wheelchair fencing athlete Sabrina Poignet gets ready for a fight during the 2011 World Fencing Championships in Catania on October 10, 2011. Poignet, a former member of the French army, lost her two legs in an accident in 2002. The world wheelchair fencing championships take place at the same time as the ablebodied fencing championships.

Here's more information about the tournament. Here's a story about a British athlete competing in this tournament, the last major competition in this discipline before the next paralympics.