Cadets and Junior Fencing World Championships Tashkent 2015
Tashkent, 01 April 2015 –
The first day of the Cadet and Junior Fencing World Championships run smoothly with the Cadet’s epee competition to open the Championships. The venue was full with spectators and local & international media attending for the Opening Ceremony and the finals in women’s and men’s epee. The FIE President, Alisher Usmanov officially opened the Championships on his home county, Uzbekistan and welcomed spectators, media and friends of fencing to enjoy the championships. Earlier this afternoon, the FIE President during the press conference mentioned that these Championships is a result of the development of fencing in Uzbekistan, from the fencing school up to those Championships.
The FIE Secretary General, Frederic Pietruszka commented on the successful Fencing Grand Prix Series, the worldwide development of fencing and the intense preparation on the road to Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Mirabror Usmanov, President of the National Olympic Committee and Sabirjan Ruziyev, President of the Uzbekistan Fencing Federation addressed their welcome speeches during the opening Press Conference.
Spectators and officials witnessed a fantastic opening ceremony with lots of traditional Uzbek elements, showing to the world the old and strong tradition of fencing in the country of Uzbekistan. It is the first time that the capital of Uzbekistan has hosted these championships, which feature athletes from countries from all over the world.
The young fencers started celebrating with the FIE the second International Day of Sport for Development and Peace #April6, by sending a massive message through FIE and Peace and Sport social media platforms, sharing pictures and actions dedicated to the special day. The FIE President was part of the celebration with the young fencers, participating in the campaign #whitecard of Peace and Sport. The Cadet and Junior Fencing World Championships gave a strong message, supporting the International Day of Piece and Sport and motivating all athletes to be part of the celebration.
The Championships held in the “GSC” complex as considered one of the biggest gymnastics halls in the world. Even though the complex is quite new several prestigious tournaments such as World cup series in Rhythmic Gymnastics 2011, 2012, Asian Championships for Artistic Gymnastics 2014, World Cup FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics 2014 and Wrestling World Championships have been holding in it.
Under the auspices of the FIE the competition organisers are the Uzbekistan Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Culture and Sports affairs, the Uzbekistan Fencing Federation and the relevant ministries and departments of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
FIE Official Partners: TISSOT, MEGAFON, INTERNATIONAL CHARITY FUND FOR THE FUTURE OF FENCING
About the FIE:
The International Fencing Federation (FIE - Fédération internationale d'escrime) is the international governing body for the Olympic sport of fencing. The FIE is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Currently, the FIE has 150 affiliated member federations.
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