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Selection issue

Message from Carl Morris, BVF President.

An unfortunate set of circumstances led to an error in the foil selection for the 2023 World Championships.

It has recently been brought to my attention that a number of fencers were concerned that the correct selection procedure had been ignored and discretion was used. I can confirm this was not the case. The rule for 2023 was that in the event of a fencer not being available the next available fencer from the ranking should have been selected.

This was an administrative error that was fully discussed by the committee and measures have been put in place to ensure that it does not happen again.