BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 15, 2019—The 2019 Fencing World Championships have begun in Budapest, Hungary, on July 15, with preliminary competition taking place until July 17, and the opening ceremony and first day of gold-medal competition taking place on July 18. In all, 12 events will be held in team and individual competition for both men and women, in three weapons (epee, foil, sabre). The Fencing World Championships were also held in Budapest in 2013, and this year’s Championships will take place in the same location, the BOK Sports Hall (AKA SYMA Sports and Conference Centre), one of the top meeting and sports facilities in Hungary.
July 15 Women’s individual epee, men’s sabre preliminaries
July 16 Women’s individual foil, men’s epee preliminaries
July 17 Women’s individual sabre, men’s foil preliminaries
July 18 Women’s individual epee, men’s sabre T64-finals
Opening Ceremony (1800)
July 19 Women’s individual foil, men’s epee T64-finals
July 20 Women’s team epee, men’s team sabre preliminaries
Women’s individual sabre, men’s foil T64-finals
July 21 Women’s team foil, men’s team epee preliminaries
Women’s team epee, men’s team sabre quarterfinals to finals
July 22 Women’s team sabre, men’s team foil preliminaries
Women’s team foil, men’s team epee quarterfinals to finals
July 23 Women’s team sabre, men’s team foil quarterfinals to finals
Closing Ceremony (1830)
The 2018-2019 World Championships are an important part of the qualification process for next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The FIE’s 2019-2020 season events begin in late August, continuing the qualifications for the Games with a full year of world cup and grand prix competitions prior to Tokyo 2020 in August.
The 2019 Fencing World Championships are open to the public. For tickets, full schedule and more information, see the official Web site at www.2019Budapest.com. Full results and livestreaming of events may be found through the official FIE Web site, www.FIE.org, as well as on the FIE YouTube Channel and social media.
Budapest, with its UNESCO World Heritage area of the city, as well as numerous cultural, entertainment, historical and tourist-friendly attractions, is welcoming the thousands of athletes, coaches, officials and supporters expected to visit the World Championships, officially closing the 2018-2019 competition season.