40 Punjab fencers to participate in national championship

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Patiala, Sep 11 (UNI) A 40-member contingent will represent Punjab in the 10th Sub-Junior (Under-14) and 5th Cadet (Under-17) national fencing championship slated for September 14 to 17 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

The team comprises 20 boys and girls each.

Over 500 fencers are expected to take part in the championship, according to the secretary-general of Fencing Association of India (FAI), Arun Kumar Vij.

Vij told UNI that during the championship the Indian Fencing team (12 boys and 12 girls) will be selected on merit for Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championship to be held in Yanguu City, Korea, from October 24 to 30.

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