Casale Monferrato will host the Wheelchair Fencing European Championship, 17 to 22 May, the last qualification event for the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Some 200 fencers from 17 different countries will be competing in the event. The 12 athletes on the Italian team, the largest in the competition, are already here in our city for training camp. They include Beatrice Vio, 2014 European champion in category B and 2015 world champion; Loredana Triglia and Andreea Ionela Mogos for women’s foil; Alessio Sarri, bronze medal winner at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and one of the protagonists of men’s sabre category B; and Matteo Betti, also a bronze medal winner at the London 2012 Paralympics. The matches will take place at the PalaFiere and will be broadcast by RAI Sport.Buzzi Unicem, which has always had a close bond with the city where its headquarters are located, appreciates and supports this event, which conveys important social and educational values.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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