The Arab teams are working on increasing standards to compete in global tournaments.
The Qatar Fencing Federation is due to launch the Fencing Grand Prix Qatar 2022 Foil, arranged by the International Fencing Federation (FIE). The competition will take place at Aspire Dome from 28-30 January.
The event will host 304 players from 45 countries, with effective measures put in place within strict precautionary guidelines due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The tournament is split into gender categories, in the men’s category, the Qatari National Team is represented by Muhammad Al-Hazaa, Muhammad Al-Olan, Mishaal Al-Qahtani, and Jaber Al-Fadaq.
As for the women’s category, Zhikrayat Al-Abdullah, Wadha Al-Abdullah, Haya Diab and Sarah Diab will be representing the nation.
The Federation has made great efforts to hold the tournament under the full supervision of the Ministry of Public Health, in accordance with the precautionary measures, in order to ensure the safety of all,” Al-Ghanim affirmed, as reports stated.
Players from across the world are eager to participate in this event as the competition’s results hugely impact the international ranking of the global fencing stars.