03 - 12 April 2014
Plovdiv is welcoming the Fencing Youth
The Cadet and Junior World Championships are among the most important events in the FIE calendar as they provide young fencers with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills at an international level. This premier event for the world’s best youth fencers promises 10 days of very exciting youth fencing from 3 to 12 April 2014.
After hosting the Senior European Championships in 2009 and the Cadet and Junior World Championsihps in 2004, the historic city of Plovdiv will again host a major fencing event. 1283 young fencers are expected to come to the second largest city in Bulgaria.
Each year, the Cadet and Junior World Championships provide the perfect platform for young and aspiring athletes from all over the world. Even more so as this year’s cadet events serve as qualifier for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, in August 2014.
Since several years, champions and finalists are emerging from all zonal regions and countries and this fact is especially obvious on the cadet and junior level. In Porec 2013, 23 different countries were decorated with medals.
Youth fencing is growing worldwide at a remarkable rate, and an increasing number of countries are not only producing new world-level fencers, but also winning international medals.
The young fencers will celebrate with the FIE the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6 by sending a massive message though FIE and Peace and Sport social media platforms, sharing pictures and actions dedicated to the special day.
The Championships will be held in the halls of the Plovdiv International Fair. The Fairground is one of the largest exhibition venues in Southeast Europe.
FIE Official Partners: TISSOT , MEGAFON, INTERNATIONAL CHARITY FUND FOR THE FUTURE OF FENCING