A challenge among hundreds of young fencing athletes will start in Foggia but It also will bring them in a future of world and olympic goals. The Cadets and Junior European Championships will be for most of them the real, the first, and not the last for sure, important international experience.
They are very important challenges for the future of these young athletes but also the chanche for compete on the pistes, meet and get to know each other.
The County seat of Capitanata, I am sure, will promise the best welcome to all the participants in the event, in order to leave a pleasant souvenir.
My thoughts are fot the Italian young athletes standing a greater responsability than their foreign peers.
To be a fencer in our Country means belonging to a discipline that praises the greatest number of world and olympic medals. It is not easy to be victorious in italian fencing. These young athletes will have the responsibility to stay with the italian flag on the podium even in next competitions. I am sure that they will be able to do it with their spontaneity and fearlessness, as it was so far, thanks to their coaches.
My special greetings to everyone who will make the organization of this event possible. Each of you, with care and dedication, makes it special. Thank you.