2020 Junior and Cadet World Championships be held in our backyard

The host of the last Olympic Games to be held in the United States, Salt Lake City will welcome more than 1,000 future Olympic hopefuls in 2020.

On Saturday, the Federation Internationale d’Escrime selected Salt Lake City to host the 2020 Junior and Cadet World Championships during its annual Congress in Dubai.

“USA Fencing is honored that the International Fencing Federation has chosen Salt Lake City to host the 2020 Junior and Cadet World Championships,” said Donald Anthony Jr., USA Fencing President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. “2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of the last Junior World Championships held on U.S. soil and we look forward to welcoming the international fencing community back to the United States. Salt Lake City has hosted numerous World Championship events in addition to the 2002 Olympic Games and we look forward to partnering with our colleagues at Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Sports Commission to make the 2020 Junior and Cadet Worlds one of the best yet!”

The 10-day event will take place from April 3-12, 2020 at the Salt Palace Convention Center with athletes competing for gold in Junior (U20) individual and team events as well as Cadet (U17) individual events and a Cadet mixed team competition.