Greeting Alisher Usmanov
Let me on behalf of the International Fencing Federation cordially welcome all the participants and guests of the World cadets and junior fencing championships.
The best athletes from all over the world will participate at this tournament which is considered to be the most important and significant for the young fencers.
It was believed until recently that fencing is a sport for mature, experienced athletes. Athletes need years of training to study all the technique and tactics. But the young fencers break outdated stereotypes. Most of the juniors and even cadets take the leading positions in the world ranking and most of the successfully participate for their national teams, showing very elaborate work of wielding of the weapon and strength of mind.
I am sure that on this championship we will give us not only magnificent fencing bouts but the new fencing names which will be the famous athletes in the nearest future.
I wish all the athletes bright, uncompromising bouts, spectators - the victories of their favorite fencers, guests of the championships - the best impressions from staying in Russia.
President of the International Fencing Federation
Greeting Vitaly Mutko
Dear sport fans!
On behalf of the Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation and on my own I welcome the organizers, participants and guests of the World Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships!
It is the first time that the capital of Russia hosts such a representative tournament in fencing, this beautiful and graceful sport, which is the eldest martial arts’ discipline.
The best athletes from all continents - future European, World and Olympic Champions - will take part in the main event of the season for young fencers.
I am convinced that the World Championships will be held on high organizational level and will reveal new names of talented fencers and will assist further promotion of this Olympic sports discipline in our country.
I wish all participants successful bouts and new victories on fencing piste, and the guests and spectators – bright impressions from high level of athletes!
Minister of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation
Greeting Alexander Mikhailov
Let me on behalf of the Russian Fencing Federation and in my own name welcome all the participants, coaches and guests of the World cadets and junior fencing championships.
It is a great honor and great responsibility for Russian Fencing Federation to receive the best young fencers from all over the world.
We try to pay big attention on development of junior and cadets fencing as we realize that the future victories of the Russian athletes at the Olympics Games, World championships depends on this.
Russian juniors and cadets always represented their country at the international arena honorably, showing high skills and firm character. I am sure that at home where according to Russian proverb “everything is easier”, Russian team will demonstrate everything for what its capable and we will be the witnesses of bright victories of the representatives of Russian fencing school.
I wish all the athletes good luck on the pistes, spectators – beautiful and breathtaking performance, guests – memorable impressions from staying in Moscow.
President of Russian Fencing Federation