Best fencing athletes to be trained in Japan

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian best fencing athletes to leave for Japan on Friday, March 16, to have a 10-day joint training with Japanese fencers.

The Fencing Association of Mongolia and Imabetsu town in the Aomori prefecture, Japan signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2015 with an aim to increase cooperation between two sides in the build-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Within the framework of the cooperation, Mongolian fencers are involved in joint training in Japan annually and this year is the second time of the training.

Previously, only around 40 people were engaged in fencing and now the number have increased to over 300 as more and more people in Mongolia are becoming interested in this sport.