The International Fencing Federation is holding interactive fencing exhibitions for schoolchildren this week in Japan as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympic Summer Olympic Games. The events took place prior to the upcoming Tokyo Senior Men’s Foil World Cup/Olympic Test Event.
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On Sunday, Dec. 8, a fencing demo at the Bunkyo Sports Center gave children the opportunity to try fencing with a coach and promoted the upcoming World Cup/Test Event and Olympic 2020 Games. Several thousand students from elementary schools around Tokyo’s Bunkyo City were invited, and many schoolchildren who attended were able to experience fencing first-hand. Souvenirs and recognition were given for taking part, along with photos and opportunities to meet athletes. Photos from the event may be viewed
On Dec. 10, Japanese Olympic fencer Nozomi Sato, who competed in epee at the Rio and London Olympic 2020 Games, joined fencers Ikuo Furuta and Seiya Matsuura to present about 400 students through an outline to fencing at the Sakurada Elementary School in Chiba.
“Now we had children learn about fencing,”, said Sato. “They learned about the three weapons, how to cheer in the competition, and how to celebrate winning points and support the athletes. I would love for Japan to be represented at the Olympic in every weapon in both teams and individual events. With the Olympics in Japan, now my family and other Japanese people can directly watch a fencing competition, and we would love to have them come and watch it live!”
This weekend’s Senior Men’s Foil World Cup, being held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba where fencing will take place at the Olympic 2020 Games, serves as the official Tokyo Olympic Test Event for fencing. More than 200 international men’s foil fencers are expected to participate.