SHANGHAI, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The 2019 FIE (International Fencing Federation) Fencing Grand Prix was held from May 17 to 19 in Jing'an District, Shanghai.
Photo: Russia's Inna Deriglazova (right) faced Italy's Arianna Errigo (left) at the women's semi-final on May 19.
As a Class-A international event classified by General Administration of Sports of China, as well as a points race for 2020 Tokyo Olympic, the Grand Prix attracted 387 athletes from 46 countries and regions in the world, including many famous athletes ranking on the top of fencing list.
After three days of intense competition, Alessio Foconi from Italy took the men's gold at the 2019 FIE Fencing Grand Prix, and Inna Deriglazova from Russia picked up the women's gold.
The Grand Prix, authorized by FIE and General Administration of Sports of China, was jointly held by Chinese Fencing Association, Shanghai Municipal Sports Bureau and the People's Government of Jing'an District.
Prior to the Grand Prix, Jing'an District launched a series of activities, including Fencing Experience Challenge, Shanghai Fencing Elite Challenge and National Athletes Challenge, expanding the influence of the Grand Prix, promoting the popularization of fencing and allowing more people to experience the charm and culture of fencing. (Edited by Tong Wei, email@example.com)