The 2018 Asian Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships gets underway in Dubai at the United Arab Emirates. More than 700 fencers representing 30 federations from Asia and Oceania participated in one of the largest youth fencing competition ever held in the continent.
The Championships were held at the Hamdan Sports Complex in the city of Dubai. The modern facility is basically an aquatics stadium but is fitted with temporary structures that will cover the swimming pool for use by other sports and other purposes such as concerts. A total of 19 pistes were laid out for the competition which schedules a maximum of 3 events per day.
The Opening Ceremonies were held on February 24 with the presence of Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasim who is the Chairman of both the Arab and UAE Fencing Federation, and HE Ibrahim Abdul Malek who is the Secretary General of the UAE Sports Authority.
The UAE also hosted the AJCFC in 2015 but in the capital city of Abu Dhabi which was also well attended. Dubai was also the host of the 2016 FIE Congress which gathered all the federations under the International Fencing Federation headed by president Alisher Usmanov.