Asian U23 fencing event to open in VN

Update: October, 25/2017 - 09:00
The Asian U23 Fencing Championships will take place in Hà Nội from October 26-31. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Asian U23 Fencing Championships are scheduled to run in Hà Nội from October 26-31.

The tournament will attract 247 fencers from 21 countries and territories, including Australia, China’s Hong Kong, Saudi Arab, Kuwait, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Lebanon.

According to the organisers, the event will be managed by 16 international referees alongside the Vietnamese referees.

Participants will compete in men’s and women’s individual and team categories in sabre, foil and epee.

The competition, which is co-organised by the Việt Nam Fencing Federation and the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will be free and open to the public.

At the same event held two years ago, Vũ Thành An brought home a gold medal in the men’s sabre event.

At the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore in August, the Việt Nam team won three golds and three bronzes to rank first in the fencing event. — VNS