It promises to be a time of exciting battles and great emotions. Around 1,000 athletes and officials from 118 countries are expected at the World Fencing Championship. Spectators will have the opportunity to experience Olympic and World champions and also fencing stars up close.
A total of around 900 fencers have registered for this season's highlight. Among them, German foil-fencing experts Peter Joppisch and Benjamin Kleibrink, already have a larger than life presence on banners around the city.
On Friday the 21st of July 2017, the first World Championship medals will be awarded in the arena. On the same day, the musicians and choir members of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, under the direction of St.Thomas Cantor Gotthold Schwarz, will exchange their large concert hall for the Centre Court in the arena for the opening ceremony. On the programme is a cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, who according to legend could also duel well with the sword.
Tickets are still available for all tournaments, with free entry for children under 12.
When and where
19th to the 26th of July 2017
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