Cadet and Junior World Championships, 1-9 April, Torun (POL). Program: 2-8 April, i.e. 7 days.
Senior World Championships, 15-23 July, Budapest (HUN). Program: 16 -20 July, i.e. 4 and a half days. This was the first time that the "Clean Sport” educational program was presented at the Senior World Championships.
- Cadet and Junior World Championships: Sabrina Halaimia (ALG); Lisa Huzel (CAN). Maria Luisa Doig (PER) (Member of the FIE Athletes’ Commission) was present at the stand as a volunteer for one day.
- Senior World Championships: Sabrina Halaimia (ALG).
- Cadet and Junior World Championships
- Senior World Championships
Number of participants: 338 over five days, average participation of 67.6 participants per day, i.e. 12.7% additional participants per day compared with 2018.
Number of fencers: out of the 1,376 participating fencers, 293 (21.5%) took part in the Quiz.
Number of coaches: 41 coaches, i.e. 12% of the participation to the quiz this year. In previous years, coaches represented 10% of participants in 2018 and 7.7% in 2017.
Number of countries: Participants represented 49 countries (51% of the 96 countries participating at this World Championships)
Number of participants: 288 over 4 days, average participation of 72 participants per day. 67 per day participated in the Cadet and Junior World Championships, which was already an increase on 2018.
Number of fencers: out of the 1044 fencers competing from 115 countries, 221 (21.5%) did the Quiz.
Number of coaches: 22 coaches participated.
Number of countries: Participants represented 50 countries (44% of the 115 countries participating at this World Championships).
Participation for 2019 totaled 626 participants.
This year, we had two versions of the anti-doping Quiz: the updated WADA Quiz, and a youth version of the WADA Quiz. For younger athletes and athletes who may not have received a great deal of anti-doping education in the past, the Youth Quiz was often more appropriate.
Everyone who took part in the Quiz received a free flash drive containing WADA educational information (including the two versions of the anti-doping Quiz and reference documents such as the List of prohibited substances 2019). These were very popular, as was the chance of winning the FIE lucky draw cash prizes.
The souvenir pins for the 105 anniversary of the FIE definitely won over the participants, encouraging numerous athletes to stop at the stand.
In Torun we gave 4 prizes of 25 euros each day. In Budapest, we gave 6 prizes of 50 euros. All the winners were extremely grateful.
Signing the pull up banner was also very popular in Torun. The fencers were happy to add the name of their country and say “no” to doping in their own language. This highlighted the international nature of the World Championships. They were also delighted to see their photos on the FIE Facebook page..