Herr Alisher Usmanov (President of the FIE)

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By admin April 29, 2016 10:38

Herr Alisher Usmanov (President of the FIE)

My dear friends!

On behalf of the International Fencing Federation it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the World Veterans Championship 2016 in Stralsund. Our veterans always put on a display of the highest quality fencing and extremely intense bouts. I am confident that this year the usual outstanding and memorable battles await.
Fencing veterans play an important role in the development of our sport. The World Championship is a wonderful chance for the founders of the modern fencing school to demonstrate their unique mastery and winning traditions and pass them on to the new generation. This format is one of the keys to our main objective – the promotion of fencing throughout the world. I am in awe of our veterans’ unflagging spirit of competitiveness and the kindness and warmth of their friendship that only seems to grow stronger as the years go by.
This year the Championship, which will take place on the Baltic Sea next to one of Germany’s most beautiful national parks, it will bring the fencing community even closer together and provide us with another chance to pay the respect to these great athletes that is their due. I would like to offer my thanks to the Stralsund-2016 steering committee, to the German Fencing Federation and to the local state authorities for the huge amount of work they have put in to prepare and conduct the World Veterans Championship 2016.
May the best athlete win!

Alisher Usmanov
President of the FIE

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By admin April 29, 2016 10:38