A Grand Success, Cairo 2022 Fencing World Championships Finish

CAIRO, Egypt, July 25, 2022—The Cairo 2022 Fencing World Championships finished successfully after completing three days of preliminary and six days of finals competition in 12 individual and team events for men and women in epee, foil and sabre. The Championships took place at the Indoor Halls Complex of the Cairo International Stadium, Nasr City.

Overall, 102 countries and 902 fencers participated, including 492 men and 410 women.

This was the second time the Senior Fencing World Championships have taken place in Cairo, the first being held in 1949. In 2021, the Egyptian fencing federation organised the Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships, which were also hosted at the Cairo International Stadium Indoor Halls Complex.

On July 18, the first evening of finals competition, an opening ceremony was held, and FIE Interim President Emmanuel Katsiadakis welcomed guest dignitaries including Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports, His Excellency Dr. Ashraf Sobhy; President of the Egyptian Olympic Committee, Engineer Hesham Hatab; President of the Egyptian Fencing Federation, Mr. Abdelmoneim El Husseiny; and President of the International Handball Association, Dr. Hassan Moustafa.

At the official closing ceremony on July 23, Mr. Katsiadakis received the FIE flag from President El Husseiny, passing it to Italian Fencing Federation President Paolo Azzi for the 2023 Fencing World Championships being held next July in Milan.

“The Cairo World Championships have been a grand success”, stated Mr. Katsiadakis. “We deeply appreciate the hard work and tremendous efforts by the Egyptian organisers, staff and volunteers. With its friendly hosts, excellent accommodations and historic sites, Cairo has proven itself as an ideal destination for the World Championships. We congratulate our new world champions and wish everyone a safe journey home as we anticipate the next year of fencing competition.”

France won the medal ranking, with four golds, two silvers and two bronzes for a total of eight overall, followed by Korea (three golds) and Italy (two golds, four silvers and two bronzes).

Listed below are the medallists from each event:

July 18

Men’s Individual Sabre
1. Aron Szilagyi (HUN, gold)
2. Maxime Pianfetti (FRA, silver)
3. Sandro Bazadze (GEO, bronze)
3. Iulian Teodosiu (ROU, bronze)

Women’s Individual Epee
1. Sera Song (KOR, gold)
2. Alexandra Ndolo (GER, silver)
3. Rossella Fiamingo (ITA, bronze)
3. Man Wai Vivian Kong (HKG, bronze)

July 19

Men’s Individual Epee
1. Romain Cannone (FRA, gold)
2. Kazuyasu Minobe (JPN, silver)
3. Neisser Loyola (BEL, bronze)
3. Igor Reizlin (UKR, bronze)

Women’s Individual Foil
1. Ysaora Thibus (FRA, gold)
2. Arianna Errigo (ITA, silver)
3. Maria Boldor (ROU, bronze)
3. Lee Kiefer (USA, bronze)

July 20

Men’s Individual Foil
1. Enzo Lefort (FRA, gold)
2. Tommaso Marini (ITA, silver)
3. Ka Long Cheung (HKG, bronze)
3. Nick Itkin (USA, bronze)

Women’s Individual Sabre
1. Misaki Emura (JPN, gold)
2. Anna Bashta (AZE, silver)
3. Despina Georgiadou (GRE, bronze)
3. Araceli Navarro (ESP, bronze)

July 21

Men’s Team Sabre
1. Korea (gold)
2. Hungary (silver)
3. Italy (bronze)

Women’s Team Epee
1. Korea (gold)
2. Italy (silver)
3. Poland (bronze)

July 22

Men’s Team Epee
1. France (gold)
2. Italy (silver)
3. Japan (bronze)

Women’s Team Foil
1. Italy (gold)
2. USA (silver)
3. France (bronze)

July 23

Men’s Team Foil
1. Italy (gold)
2. USA (silver)
3. France (bronze)

Women’s Team Sabre
1. Hungary (gold)
2. France (silver)
3. Japan (bronze)

Official website of the event: http://fwc.fencingegypt.org

Full information regarding this and other events may be found on the FIE Web site at www.FIE.org/competitions.

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