KATHMANDU, Nepal, Dec. 1-9, 2019—The Bangladesh Fencing Association is reporting strong results for their own team and a successful series of 12 fencing events at the 13th South Asian Games held in Kathamandu in December. The Games feature 28 different sports competing over ten days from seven nations. Five countries—Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka—participated in fencing competition in all three weapons for both men and women. India nearly swept fencing overall, winning 11 of the 12 gold medals. The fencing matches took place at the Kirtipur Covered Hall in Kathmandu.
“We tried our level best to improve our fencers’ techniques and trained them by hiring fencing experts from Iran and Cambodia between August and November,” the Bangladesh Fencing Association stated in a release. “We opine that our fencing has improved much more than the previous years.”
Bangladesh finished second overall at the competition, including a gold in individual women’s sabre for Fatema Mujib and 11 medals in all.
More information and a full set of competition tables and results may be found here for the 13th South Asian Games.