Qatar Weightlifting and Fencing Federation (QWFF) has completed the preparations for the 2021 Qatar Fencing Grand Prix in FOIL, which will run over three days, March 26- 28, 2021, at Aspire Dome.
Qatar Weightlifting and Fencing Federation (QWFF) has completed the preparations for the 2021 Qatar Fencing Grand Prix in FOIL, which will run over three days, March 26- 28, 2021, at Aspire Dome. The event will be held under strict precautionary measures, and all participants will be subject to a health bubble throughout the competition period. Doha is set to host as a record number of top world fencers descend on Qatar for competition. QWFF Secretary General and director of the championship Khalid al-Hammadi said Doha was looking forward to presenting a successful edition that adds to their previous successes which won praise from all participants. The tournament will be attended by a number of fencers from 39 countries with a total of 380 participants including players, coaches, and technical and administrative teams, he said.
Fencers from Arab countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco will participate, including the Egyptian fencer Alaa Abul Qasim, who won the silver medal at the London Olympics, and the Tunisian fencer Ines Boubakri, the winner of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
The tournament is of great importance as it will be the last before the Tokyo Olympics 2021, and the top fencers are looking to get points in Doha that help towards qualification for Tokyo Olympic Games, he said, adding that the Federation has made tremendous efforts to hold the event under the full supervision of the Ministry of Public Health and in accordance with the precautionary measures.