Challenge Wratislavia – Performance Breakdown By Country & Age Group

I can’t say for certain, but it can’t be far from the truth, Challenge Wratislavia is one of the biggest International youth fencing competitions in the world. It’s been in and out of favour as a selection event with England Fencing over the past few years, but rewind a few years and this is what U15 fencers in England were all focused on – getting their ENG stripes and being part of the squad travelling to Wroclaw. I was fortunate enough to attend this competions 4 times, not just with the England squad but also as an independent. It’s a truely fantastic event and a great entry point to competitive International fencing. If you just fancy a taste of International fencing or you’re looking for that stepping stone into the EFC U17 cadet series, this is event for you. Fingers crossed England Fencing reverse the terrible decision to remove this as a selection event and the next generations of fencers can once again experience this great competition as part of the England squad.

So, with that being said, I thought it would be interesting to see how fencers have performed for their countries over the years and how results at Challenge Wratislavia translate to performances in EFC cadet events and FIE junior world cups. You can see all of this for yourself right here;