14 Athletes To Represent Nigeria At Commonwealth Fencing Championship
By Lekan Sowande, Abuja.
A total of 14 athletes consisting of six females and eight males will represent Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Fencing Championships slated to hold between August 9th – 20th, at the University of East London in England.
The Commonwealth Fencing Championships is a fencing event held in the Commonwealth of Nations. The first was held in 1974 and had been held in the same cycle as the Commonwealth Games overtime.
This edition which comprises of different fencing events and categories will feature both males and females in the Cadet, Junior, Senior, Veteran categories and also wheelchair fencing, while all three weapons (Foil, Epee and Sabre) will be featured.
The President of the Nigeria Fencing Federation, Adeyinka Samuel, said his federation will field athletes in the Cadet and Junior categories for both individual and team events in the Epee and Foil disciplines of the sport. The team will be participating in a total of 10 events out of 24 on the card.
Adeyinka also hinted that the team will go for a one-week training camp ahead of the competition in London to help them acclimatise and prepare in the environment where the event is scheduled to hold.