The Fencing Association of India has announced team for the Men’s and Women’s leg of the upcoming Satellite World Cup at Barcelona. Earlier, the Fencing Association of India had conducted the selection trials for Senior (Men and Women) Indian Fencing Team (Foil Event) for Satellite Tournament scheduled to be held at Barcelona from 23 Feb 2018 to 25 Feb 2018 at Army Sports Institute (ASI), Pune on 04 February 2018 during the ongoing preparatory camp at Army Sports Institute.
Mr Bashir Ahmed, Secretary General, Fencing Association informed that trials were conducted as per the norms and guidelines of FAI. He further informed that FAI has prepared a comprehensive training cum competition schedule for selected probables for upcoming Asian Games 2018. This competition at Barcelona is one of such international competitions. The FAI Secretary General also conveyed his sincere gratitude to Army Sports Institute authorities for extending state of the art infrastructure and environment for conducting the camp and trials.
Mr. Rajeev Mehta, President, FAI and Mr. Bashir Ahmed Khan, Secretary General, FAI declared the team for participation in the above mentioned championship. While Bicky Thokchom, Vinoth Kumar Velautham, Tomba Singh Laishram & Kawish Bawa will participate in the Men’s leg, Jasmine, Radhika Prakash Awati, Thoibi Devi Wanglembam & Bindu Devi Sagolsem will appear in the Women’s leg of the world cup.
Bicky Thokchom won gold in Foil (team and individual) events at the 27th Senior Fencing Championship in Raipur, Chhattishgarh. Bicky has won the gold of the Senior Fencing Championship for three consecutive years. Vinoth Kumar has been representing India at international championships since 2012.
Men’s: Bicky Thokchom, Vinoth Kumar Velautham, Tomba Singh Laishram & Kawish Bawa
Women’s: Jasmine, Radhika Prakash Awati, Thoibi Devi Wanglemba & Bindu Devi Sagolsem
Support Staff: Oleg Batonov (Coach- Men), Haripyari Devi Hajarimayum (Coach- Women), Vijay Kumar (Armour/Coach) & Sarath Lal Puthiyaveetil (Physiotherapist).