I have my ambitions as a fencer
, but I think my future lies as an official perhaps one day making it to the Olympic Games," she smiled.
That may sound overambitious but witnessing the enthusiasm of young fencers
like Khalid al Droushi is reassuring.
At the competition, the national fencer
Ruslan Hasanovgained a bronze medal, first in the history of the country's independence.
During the competition held on Sunday, in Sabre category, after hitting German fencer
, Abedini defeated South Korea and Russia and advanced to semi-final stage.
and AOC Executive Board member Evelyn Halls also welcomed the news.
For the SEA Games, Canlas bared that they will be looking for 12 men and 12 female fencers
. Once the selection process is over, the chosen athletes will be in for a tough grind since they will be competing in various events prior to the actual SEA games.
Duncan Moyes, a wheelchair fencer
and coach at Durham Phoenix said: "The main reason we have introduced wheelchair fencing is so we can reach a wider proportion of the disabled community who would like to try sport but who are unable to.
Samantha Kyle Catantan will have to go through the proverbial eye of the needle to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Hamdan Sports Complex will be teaming up with the continent's top teenaged fencers
in the coming days as Dubai plays host to the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships from Feb.
'The tournament will pull in thousands of fencers
, delegates and spectators from all other African countries, including Nigeria,
She reached the final, where she met her England team-mate Laura Sheffield, who is considered one of the top fencers
in Europe with a bronze medal to her name from the European Under 17 Championships this season.