Number of Chinese registered amateur fencers hits 30,000
WUHAN, China, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Fencing has gained popularity in China especially among young people, with a growing number of registered fencing clubs and amateur fencers, told a press preference of the fencing test events for the 7th Military World Games in Wuhan Thursday.
According to Wang Junyan, Deputy Secretary-General of China Fencing Association, China has established regional fencing training institutions, a contributing factor to the boom of fencing sports in China.
"As of now, the number of registered fencing clubs and registered amateur fencers has reached 600 and 30,000 respectively," Wang added.
According to Executive Committee of the 7th Military World Games, the fencing venue of the Games will become another training center after the Games for more people to practice and learn about fencing.[ Editor: Shi Ruoqi ]