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Salt Lake City to Host 2019 Women’s Saber World Cup

07/04/2018, 9:30pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

The Salt Palace Convention Center will host the 2019 Salt Lake City Women's Saber World Cup.

Dagmara Wozniak placed in the top eight when the women's saber World Cup was held in Baltimore in January. Photo Credit: Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – USA Fencing is pleased to announce the Federation Internationale d’Escrime has awarded a women’s saber World Cup to Salt Lake City in 2019.

Competition will be held from Jan. 25-27 at the Salt Palace Convention Center – a venue at the 2002 Olympic Games that has previously welcomed fencers at the 2012 Junior Olympic Championships and 2017 USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge.

The three-day tournament will include both individual and team events with more than 150 athletes from 30 countries traveling to the United States to compete for world ranking points in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Team USA will include at least 30 fencers who will take on the world. Past champions in the individual event have included two-time Olympic Champion Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Ore.), 2012 Olympic Champion Jiyeon Kim (KOR) and reigning World No. 1 Olga Kharlan (UKR) – all of whom are expected to go for gold in Salt Lake City.

The individual event will be held from Jan. 25-26 with 16+ nations fencing in the team event on Jan. 27.

“Thank you to Visit Salt Lake for partnering with us on this amazing opportunity to bring the best women’s saber fencers in the world to a great destination city,” said USA Fencing Senior Director of Operations Christy Strong-Simmons (Colorado Springs, Colo.) “Visit Salt Lake has been an excellent host to the fencing community in past years and we know the international fencing family will enjoy everything Salt Lake has to offer.”

Additional information regarding ticketing will be released in the coming months.

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