Yesterday, at the Zayed Sports Complex in Fujairah, the Ibih World Fencing Championship for Women kicked off, which is being held under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, and organized by the Emirates Fencing Federation. The national team represents six players out of a total of 226 players participating in the tournament from 47 countries, which will continue until tomorrow, and 15 international referees lead the competitions.
Ali Al Marzouqi, Executive Director of the Fencing Federation and official spokesman, confirmed that the national team’s participation in the world championship comes to gain experience and more contact with international teams, and to continue the journey of building a team capable of achieving achievements in the future. He told «Emirates Today»: hosting the World Championship reflects the distinguished position of the UAE in hosting tournaments. Al-Marzouqi added, “The championship is very strong from a technical point of view, and our goal is for the female team players to be able to present a good level in competitions and benefit from the opportunities for friction available with world champions, and to continue to gradually raise the technical level in order to achieve the desired goals.”
He continued, “Despite the loss of the national team players and bidding farewell to the group stage, most of the national team players performed well technically, and we are now looking forward to providing a more quality performance in team competitions, and we in the Fencing Federation are satisfied with them and aspire to better levels in future participation.”-
Players from 47 countries are participating in the World Championship, which continues until tomorrow.