By Alex Bossa
African Junior Fencing championship silver medalist Renee Nassozi Kigunddu is set to represent Uganda at the 2021 Junior and Cadet fencing World Championship in Egypt between April 3-11, 2021.
The 15-year-old who qualified for the tournament after finishing as a runner up to Egypt’s Eldoksh Renad in the U-15 category in the African championship in Ghana earlier last year will be part of the participants who will contest in the 18 individual and team events in three weapons tournaments.
Renee will represent Uganda in the Under 17 and Under 20 categories.
To ensure safety of the participants, the COVID 19 SOPs will be adhered to as stipulated by FIE.
The tournament was initially set to take place in the United States of America with Salt Lake City being the host City but a spike in COVID 19 led to the tournament being cancelled before later being awarded to Egypt.
Because the tournament will not contribute to Olympic qualifying, Both Britain and New Zealand have pulled out citing also coronavirus-related restrictions as a major cause