USA Fencing is pleased to announce that the Veteran World Championships will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 2021.
The Federation Internationale d’Escrime selected Fort Lauderdale as the city that will host the Vet Worlds in the United States for the first time since 2005 during its annual Congress in Paris on Saturday.
The world’s premier tournament for fencers ages 50 and older will take place from Oct. 1-6 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center.
More than 700 athletes from nearly 60 nations are expected to fence in this annual event whose competitors include members of past Olympic teams as well fencers who took up the sport in their 50s, 60s and 70s.
It has been 13 years since USA Fencing has had the privilege of hosting the Veteran World Championships in the United States and we are appreciative of the FIE and its member federations for awarding the Vet Worlds to Fort Lauderdale,” said USA Fencing President Donald K. Anthony Jr., himself a former Veteran World Team member who won silver in 2010. “The Vet Worlds have evolved so much over the last 20 years and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of continuing to grow our sport for our veterans. Fencing is a sport for all ages and hosting the 2021 Vet Worlds will give fans of the sport in the United States the opportunity to see the best in the world in action here at home.”
During Congress, the FIE also selected Cairo to host the 2021 Junior and Cadet World Championships.
Additional details regarding the 2021 Vet World Championships, including sponsorship opportunities, will be made available in the coming months.
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