FENCING IN AFRICA
The world of sport is currently experiencing a real “Fencing Revolution”.
The number of fencers and clubs throughout the world is on a continual
growth path, as well as the national fencing federations affiliated to
International Fencing Federation (FIE.) More and more athletes and teams
from non-traditional fencing countries are excelling and achieving medals
at World Championships and Olympic Games. The involvement in Africa is
still low compared to the rest of the fencing fraternity in the world.
Despite the tremendous efforts of the FIE, the development of fencing in
Africa is still a major challenge.
In 2005, Alisher Usmanov, a former fencer and a world-renowned
businessman, established an international charitable foundation, “For the
Future of Fencing,” aimed to assist a tremendously beautiful and exciting
sport “fencing” in Africa. The sole purpose of this organization is not
only to assist federations, clubs, athletes, but also financing. This will
allow the development of projects, equipment procurement, support of
scientific researches, and the newest technologies in the refereeing
process and competitions.
Dear friends, International charitable foundation, “For the Future of
Fencing,” invites all interested organizations, clubs, and private
individuals to participate in assisting us in make fencing flourish. We
will be grateful to anyone and everyone to assist us with any suggestions,
proposals, ideas, or projects that you might have.
Any feedback or contributions in this regard will be highly appreciated.
Dr. Gennady Tyshler
P.S. We would highly appreciate it if all interested parties in Africa
could please provide us with correct contact information to ensure
effective communications, be it telephonic or email.