By: Nabila Essam
Team Egypt attained a historical achievement after winning golds at 2021 Junior World Fencing Championships hosted by Egypt between 3 and 11 April 2021. It is the first medal in the history of Egypt in the team sabre competitions and the first gold for Egypt in the junior World Championships.
Egypt's team fencers are Mazen Elaraby, Adham Moataz, Eyad Marouf and Zeyad Nofal.
The team is led by Technical Director Maher Hamza, Coaches Sharif Al-Bakri, Khaled Sharif, Mahmoud Jundia, and team Supervisor Ahmed Nabil.
Fifth seeds Egypt defeated third seeds Russia in the final 45-38. Russia won the silver medal and France won the bronze medal.
Egypt's team defeated the first seed United States’ team 45-31 to make the final.
To be qualified to the quarter-final, Egypt defeated Poland 45-37, and defeated 12th seeds Hong Kong 45-32 in the last 16.
Yesterday, the event sabre individual men competitions ended, where Magda Skarbonkiewicz won the gold medal, Russian Yulia Salabay won the silver medal, and both Zarifa Huseynova of Azerbaijan and American Zoe Kim won the bronze medal.
While in the junior competitions, Romanian Suvar won the gold medal, and South Korean Junsung Park won the silver medal, while the bronze medals were won by Russian Erseny Shilikov and American Colby Harley.
The list of countries participating in the World Fencing Championship includes: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, the Czech Republic, France, Spain, Georgia, Jordan, Greece, China, Iran, Iraq, Iceland, Ireland, Isreal, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan,Libya, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Kyrgyzstan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Moldova, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria, Island of Iceland, Macedonia, Nicuagua, Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Central Africa, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, America, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Togo, Egypt, India, and Uganda.
It is noteworthy to mention that the World Fencing Championship for Junior and Youth is participated by about 1079 players, and 500 coaches and administrators from various countries of the world, and all precautionary measures are taken to protect all participants and preserve their health in light of confronting the challenges of the Coronavirus.