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Baltimore to Host Women’s Saber World Cup in 2018

09/06/2017, 3:00pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

Rio Olympic team bronze medalist Dagmara Wozniak (left) is one of 30+ U.S. athletes who will have the opportunity to go for World Cup gold in Baltimore.


The Baltimore Convention Center is just a short walk away from the Baltimore Harbor.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – USA Fencing is pleased to announce that Baltimore will host a World Cup for fencing for the first time in history.

The Baltimore World Cup will be held from Jan. 26-28, 2018 and will feature nearly 150 of the world’s best women’s saber fencers.

The three-day event will include both individual and team competition with athletes from more than 25 nations going for gold at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Olympic and World medalists will compete for a chance at gold, including members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team that won bronze at the Rio Games as well as hopefuls for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

While this marks the first World Cup to be held in Baltimore for fencing, the city has been home to multiple major fencing events in the past, including the 2017 USA Fencing Division I and Wheelchair National Championships.

“It’s an honor for the United States to be selected to hold this event as one of just six women’s saber World Cups during the 2017-18 season,” said USA Fencing Senior Director of Operations Christine Strong-Simmons (Colorado Springs, Colo.) “Visit Baltimore, Maryland Sports and the Maryland Fencing Division have been great partners for USA Fencing and enthusiastic hosts for all of our competitions. This marks the 16th consecutive year that we have had the honor of hosting a women’s saber event on the World Cup circuit and we are looking forward to bringing this event to this outstanding community.”

Tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks with details to be announced at www.usafencing.org.

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