The Korea Fencing Association will host the 2023 National Team Selection Tournament at the Gyeryong Civic Gymnasium in Gyeryong, Chungcheongnam-do, from tomorrow (Nov. 27) through the first of next month.
This is the second of four tournaments to be held this year to select the national team for the 2023-2024 International Fencing Federation World Cup, Grand Prix events, the 2024 Asian Fencing Championships and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris메이저사이트.
The first national team selection event of the year was the 2023 National Open Fencing Championships for Men and Women, held from January 30 to February 4 in Yanggu, Gangwon Province.
A total of 178 teams and 884 athletes are participating in the tournament. The prefecture’s current national team and Tokyo Olympics mainstays “The Avengers” (men’s sabre Kim Jung-hwan, Koo Bon-gil, Kim Jun-ho, and Oh Sang-wook), as well as the 2022 World Fencing Championships women’s epee individual and team double winners Song Sera, Kang Young-mi, Choi In-jung, and Lee Hye-in, will be competing.