In Manama, Bahrain’s status as a hub for significant sporting events was reinforced with the successful hosting of the World Cup of Fencing for Juniors in the individual and team categories, focusing on women’s saber weapon. His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Chairman of the General Sports Authority, and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, emphasized this during the event’s conclusion on November 5, 2023.
According to Bahrain News Agency, the Junior Fencing World Cup Championship competitions were held at the Isa bin Rashid Volleyball Hall in the Isa Town Sports City. The event witnessed the participation of various international teams and concluded with an award ceremony presided over by HH Shaikh Khalid.
Prominent figures, including Dr. Abdulrahman Sadiq Askar, the General Sports Authority’s CEO; Faris Mustafa Al Kooheji, the Secretary General of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC); and Shaikh Ibrahim bin Salman Al Khalifa, the President of the Bahraini Fencing Federation, were in attendance, marking the significance of the event.
Uzbekistan emerged victorious in the team category, securing the first-place position. The team from Bulgaria followed closely, securing the second position, while the Kazakhstan team claimed the third spot in the competition.
The successful hosting of the Junior Fencing World Cup in Bahrain and the performance of the participating teams underscore the growing importance of Bahrain in the international sporting arena, particularly in fencing. The event not only highlighted the athletic prowess of young fencers but also reinforced Bahrain’s commitment to promoting sports and supporting athletic events at the international level.