RIYADH: The Saudi national fencing team is set to participate in the Senior World Cup in Spain, starting on Friday.
The group, that arrived in the Spanish capital Madrid on Wednesday, will compete in the individual and team (men’s sabre) contests over the three-day event.
Adel Al-Mutairi, Saad Al-Baqmi, Ali Al-Bahrani, and Ahmed Al-Qudaihi are the fencers representing the Kingdom. The team will be coached by Majid Al-Mutairi, with Adel Al-Rumaihi as director.
A total of 232 players from 30 national teams were expected to compete in the tournament, with the Saudi team playing its first match on Friday in the individual preliminary qualifiers, and the teams competitions taking place on Sunday.