03/02/2023- Para-Fencing


The 2028 LA Paralympic Games will retain the same 22 sports as the rescheduled Tokyo Games and the 2024 Paris programme.

A total of 33 sports had applied to be part of the 2028 programme.

IPC President, Andrew Parsons, said,

“The sports we have included in the LA28 Paralympic Games provide a competitive and attractive sport programme that will showcase the diversity of the Paralympic movement.

“Determining these sports for inclusion to the LA28 Paralympic Games through the International Federation application process was a tremendously difficult job for the IPC Governing Board as we received 33 excellent applications.

“All International federations who submitted applications should be congratulated on the quality of their submissions as they underline that all Para sports are getting stronger.”

Casey Wasserman, LA28’s Chairperson, added,

“The LA28 Paralympic Games will be an incredible moment for elite adaptive sport against the backdrop of one of the most diverse and inclusive cities on the planet.

“We’re looking forward to bringing a remarkable Paralympic sport programme to life that will create an exceptional Games experience for athletes and fans.

“LA28 has always been about integrating the creative energy of LA into sport tradition to bring new fans into the Olympic and Paralympic movement.

“As we explore potential new sports, we will consider how best to elevate the athlete and fan experience and contribute to the overall success of the Games.”

Georgina Usher, BF CEO said,

“Our congratulations go to the team at IWAS for all their hard work in retaining para fencing in the 2028 programme. Being confirmed as part of the Paralympics will no doubt further inspire athletes in our pathway to Paralympic success.”

LA 2028 sports: Para-badminton, boccia, blind football, goalball, Para-judo, Para-canoe, Para-equestrian, Para-table tennis, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair basketball, Para-archery, Para-athletics, Para-powerlifting, sitting volleyball, Para-swimming, Para-rowing, Shooting Para Sport, Para-taekwondo, Para-triathlon, wheelchair rugby, Para-cycling.


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