State fencers to participate in nat’l event

ITANAGAR, Feb 2: Five fencers from Arunachal Pradesh will take part in the 29th Senior National Fencing Championship beginning at Guwahati, Assam, on Sunday.
This will be the state’s maiden participation in a senior national fencing championship, informed the Arunachal Pradesh Fencing Association (APFA) in a release.
On Friday, Arunachal Olympic Association President Padi Richo visited the state’s team at Guwahati, and interacted with the officials and players. He urged them to maintain sportsmen’s spirit and discipline during the championship, the release said.
According to a source, around 500 players from different states, the Indian Army, and the SSB are participating in the championship.