Big disappointment

Despina Georgiadou, 4th in the world rankings and vice world champion in 2023, will not be taking part in the Olympic Games. Indeed, the rule that an athlete can take part in the Games if his or her team does not qualify is very hard on Despina. Another Greek athlete is ranked 3rd in the world. An unfair situation given her ranking, she has our full support.

18 – 19 mai Plovdiv World Cup

Congratulations to Despina who won bronze at the last World Cup of the season in Plovdiv. Manon came 9th. Next competition: the European Championships, which will be the last stage before the Olympic Games.

Olympic Qualification Tournaments

Our Indian athletes Bhavani Chadalavada and Karan Singh competed in the Asian Olympic qualifying tournament in Fujairah, but unfortunately failed to qualify. Karan put in a fine performance before losing out in the final. Bhavani, for her part, came 3rd in this competition, in which only the winner takes part in the Olympic Games. Well done to them for fighting to the end, we’re disappointed not to see them on the slopes in Paris this summer. The work continues for next year.

Alert : Qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games!

Congratulations to our new athlete Yasmine Dagfous, who won her ticket to the Paris Olympic Games by winning the African Olympic qualifying tournament. Our young Tunisian is preparing for her second Olympic Games at the Academy.

Alert: Qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games !

Congratulations to Enver Yildirim, our Turkish athlete who has just won his ticket to the Olympic Games in Paris this summer. Enver brilliantly won the European qualifying tournament on April 27 in Luxembourg, a competition in which only the winner qualifies for the Olympic Games. This was a successful stage for Enver, who put in a fine performance in this highly competitive event. Now it’s time for the final preparation cycle, the home stretch!

Alert : Qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games !

Our Algerian athlete Zohra Kehli has officially qualified for the Olympic Games that Paris 2024. The Algerian team, 1st African team, fought hard to qualify and will proudly take part in the events this summer. Now it’s time for the final preparation cycle.

Alert : Qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games !

Congratulations to Colin Heathcock, who at the age of 18 will be competing in his first Olympic Games this summer in Paris. Colin has had an exceptional season, winning the Tunis Grand Prix and the Padua World Cup, and is currently ranked 5th in the world. He will be taking part in individual and team competitions with the USA. The home stretch for our young, still junior, athlete.

Alert : Qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games !

Olympic Games in Paris for the individual and team events. Bolade got off to a flying start in the qualification period, winning the first qualifying World Cup in Algiers. In fact, he is the oldest sabreur to have won a World Cup. The rest of the season was good, and led to this qualification. This will be Bolade’s 3rd and final Olympic Games.

Congratulations also to Manon Apithy, currently 2nd in the FIE world rankings, who has officially qualified for the Olympic Games with the French team. Like Bolade, she will take part in the individual event on July 29 and the team event 3 days later. Manon’s encouraging performances include victory at the Grand Prix d’Orléans. This will be Manon’s 3rd Olympic Games, and she’ll be going for gold after her bronze medal in Tokyo. Time for the final weeks of preparation.

Alert : Qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games !

Our Georgian athlete and world number 1 will be taking part in the Olympic Games in Paris this summer. Sandro Bazadze is the first to qualify, thanks to his first-place ranking in the world rankings. In Paris, our world leader will be seeking revenge for his fourth-place finish in Tokyo after a disputed match against the future Olympic champion. He is aiming for gold once again, and to achieve this, preparation has already begun.

7 – 9 Décembre 2023 Grand Prix Orléans

Victoire de Manon !

Bravo Manon! A superb performance from Manon Apithy, who won the gold medal at the Grand Prix d’Orléans. On home soil, Manon showed herself to be a player and a warrior, taking the top step of the podium in front of her home crowd. It’s a victory that confirms all the hard work she’s put in, and promises great things for the rest of this Olympic year.

18 – 19 Novembre 2023 Tunis Grand Prix

Victoire de Colin !

Incredible performance by Colin Heathcock, who won his first Grand Prix in Tunis. At just 18 years of age, Colin showed a very high level of performance and is now among the world’s best. A performance that augurs well for the rest of the season, and for Olympic qualification.

17 – 21 Juin Asian Championship

Bhavani 3ème !

n winning the bronze medal, Bhavani not only secured her first major championship medal, but also became the first Indian fencer to stand on an international podium.

Her path to the medal was sensational, successively beating Dospay, Ozaki and then Emura Misaki, the reigning world champion.

Despite a bitter 15-14 semi-final defeat, Bhavani Devi walked away with the bronze medal.


16 -18 Juin European Championship

Manon European champion !

On June 18, Manon Apithy-Brunet won the European Champion title for the first time in her career. After defeating Shchukla, Pusztai and Funke in succession, Manon beat Gkountoura Theodora 15-14 to reach the final.

In a Franco-French final, Manon defeated her compatriot Sara Balzer with a final score of 15-10.

Congratulations to Manon Apithy-Brunet on her brilliant victory and first title!

Sandro in Gold, Enver in Bronze

The European Championships were held from June 16 to 18.

Sandro Bazadze distinguished himself by winning the title for the second time in a row. Enver Yildirim finished third, losing out to Sandro in the semi-finals. Bolade Apithy fell in the quarter-finals and finished 7th.

Beka Bazadze finished ninth and Teodosiu Iulian 31st.