The FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships will be held in Tashkent from the 1-9 April, 2015. The competition is the focal point of the season for young fencers from around the world. Athletes will compete in two age categories – Cadets up to 17 years old, and juniors up to 20 years old.
It is the first time that the capital of Uzbekistan has hosted these championships which feature athletes from countries from all over the world such as Hungary, Germany, Italy, Russia, USA, Ukraine and France. In all more than 1,000 athletes from over 100 countries will take part in the individual and team competitions in foil, epee and sabre. This year’s participants are tomorrow’s Olympians, possibly even at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Fencing is one of the oldest, most beautiful and noble sports and the Cadet and Junior World Championships occupy an important place in the international competitive calendar and in the career of any athlete. Furthermore, such high level competition produces a magnificent sports festival and will bring joy to all fans of fencing.
The World Fencing Championships events will be held in the “GSC” complex as considered one of the biggest gymnastics halls in the world. It is located 8-10 minutes’ drive from the center of the Tashkent city. Even though the complex is quite new several prestigious tournaments such as World cup series in Rhythmic Gymnastics 2011, 2012, Asian Championships for Artistic Gymnastics 2014, World Cup FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics 2014 and Wrestling World Championships have been holding in it. The “SSS” complex is modern sports complex, which is located just besides “GSS” complex. In this sports complex several World and Asian championships of various kinds of sports had been taking place. Some of them are Wrestling and Judo World Cup series, Taekwondo and Boxing Asian Championships, Tashkent President Tennis cup championships and Kick Boxing World championships.
A visit to Uzbekistan is a unique opportunity to plunge into the ancient history of these places, this large segment of the Great silk Road, to see and to touch the treasures of material culture, magnificent monuments, which have reached us through the centuries as the inheritance of different eras and dynasties and how many opportunities give nature lovers wondrous beauty of these places.
Under the auspices of the FIE the competition organisers are the Uzbekistan Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Culture and Sports affairs, the Uzbekistan Fencing Federation and the relevant ministries and departments of the Republic of Uzbekistan. All news and important information such as schedule, visa support, accommodation, venue details and more are available on the official web page of the Cadet and Junior World Championships, Tashkent 2015.