Havana is preparing to celebrate the Grand Prix of Fencing
- Submitted by: Camila
- 02 / 27 / 2015
Competitors from over 20 countries, including Cuba, have already confirmed their attendance at the traditional Grand Prix Villa of Havana fencing, from March 13 to 15.
The halls of the fairgrounds PABEXPO in this capital, will host the strong competition, with the particularity that action will only testing foil, and not in sword as in previous editions.
Mercedes del Risco, national methodologist of that discipline, told AIN that among nations with the highest representation of athletes are the United States, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Poland and Canada.
He added that Cuba foil fencers of the competition will be tough and demanding, but they will try to seize that opportunity blanks in preparation for the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.
He also referred to the Cuban participation from 17 to 26 April, at the Pan American Fencing Championships, qualifying tournament for the continental competition on Canadian soil.
He added that in that event ensure tickets for Toronto's top eight teams (m and f) in each of the arms, tell foil, epee and saber, objectives that representatives of the Caribbean island should get, he said.
Back to Grand Prix Villa de la Habana, he stressed that the registration of several foil fencers located at the top of the world rankings will polish a lid that, year after year, shows high level and rivalry between exponents of America, Europe and Asia.
So far, other countries registered with contestants are Argentina, Chile, Czech Republic, Britain, Tunisia, Peru, Hungary, Spain, Israel, Ghana, Algeria, Holland, Ireland, Kuwait and Hong Kong.