The first day of the competition in Tashkent for the Cadets started with the women’s and men’s epee. Cadet fencers attended from early in the morning to warm up and to qualify for the finals of the World Championships.
After the outstanding opening ceremony and the welcome speech by the FIE President Alisher Usmanov, which officially opened the Championships, the spectators and the local TV audience could enjoy the finals of women’s and men’s epee.
In the men’s epee for cadets, the table of 4 was reached by the Bence Bende (HUN), who lost the semi-final against the gold medallist Myeongki Kim from Korea. Kim won the gold 15-14 in a thrilling final against Jakub Jurka (CZE). Jakub had won his semi-final 15-14 against the other bronze medallist, Loic Beaulieau from Canada.
Hungary won another medal in cadet’s epee in the women’s event, through the gold medallist Kinga Nagy, who won the final against Alexandra Predescu (ROU), who received the silver medal. The bronze medallists were Eleonora De Marchi from Italy and Alla Gryschyk from Ukraine.
The FIE started early celebrations to mark the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6th with these great young talents. The medallists participated in the #whitecard campaign along with the FIE President and the Secretary General.