Romania's Ana Maria Popescu won the women's crown
The three-day tournament, which is being hosted by QWFF, feature some of world’s best fencers
This partnership with will allow Qatari fencers to compete in top class competitions in Italy, says Bravo
A total of eight Qataris were in action on the opening day of the three-day event
The three-day championship starts at the Aspire Academy on Friday
QATAR’S proficiency in flawlessly hosting top events came in for special praise from FIE Executive Committee Member Velichka Hristeva, who said the country had excellent infrastructure in place to bid for the 2019 World Championships.
SOUTH Korea’s Kweon Young-Jun beat France’s Jean-Michel Lucenay to claim the men’s epee Grand Prix title at the Aspire Dome last week.
QATAR epee team assistant coach Artour Jamrozik exuded confidence about the sport’s future in the country, but emphasised that more work was needed to popularise the sport.
Qatar Fencing Federation (QFF) President Saleh Amer Al Hemaidi felt a dearth of coaches at the grass-roots level was one of the main issues affecting the sport’s growth in the country.
TUNISIA’S Sarra Besbes defeated Russia’s Violetta Kolobova to win the Epee Grand Prix for women.
SOUTH Korea’s Park Sang-Young, who won individual gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and team silver medal at 2014 World Championships, will be one of the star attractions at the Fencing Grand Prix (Epee) for Men and Women, to be held at the Aspire Logistics Hall on Friday and Saturday.