21/09/2022- GBR Fencer


Performance standards that athletes must meet to qualify for nomination to European Games 2023, standards subject to agreement with BOA. 

The European Games is a multi-sport event will be held in Kraków, Poland from 21 June to 2 July 2023.

As the event is governed by the European Olympic Committees, selection to the event will be made by the British Olympic Association (the BOA).

Nomination to the BOA will be made by British Fencing (BF) according to an agreed Nomination Policy which will contain standards and eligibility criteria (BOA, FIE & BF).

BF is currently finalising the Nomination Policy with the BOA. In the meantime we are publishing the performance standards that we expect to be included in that policy.


Individual nomination standards

a)  an individual medal winning performance at one of the Senior Nominated International Competitions during the current season; or

b)  an individual medal winning performance at a Senior Major Championship in the previous season; or

c)  a final individual placing percentage less than or equal to 8%* at one of the Senior Nominated International Competitions during the current season plus previous season’s Senior European and World Championships; or

d)  their final individual placing percentages average less than or equal to 40%* from their best three (of a minimum of three) Senior Nominated International Competitions from competitions held during the current season plus previous season’s Senior European and World Championships.

* percentages calculated based on actual number athletes who started the competition, not on athletes entered or failed to appear at start.

If more than three eligible athletes have reached the individual standard for the European Games, then the first three athletes on the respective BF ranking list will be nominated.


Team nomination standards

  1. Any weapon which stands in the Top 16 of the respective FIE senior world cup team rankings as of the date of selection, will be nominated as a full team of four athletes.
  2. Where three athletes meet the individual qualifying standard for that weapon, a full team of four athletes will be nominated for that weapon subject to those individual nominated athletes being able to take up their places.


Senior Nominated International Competitions = FIE Senior World Cups, Grand Prixs, Senior European and Senior World Championships


Disclaimer – This news post is not the Nomination Policy Document and is not intended as a replacement for that document. Athletes who wish to represent Great Britain, along with their coaches and parents are expected to read the final approved policies rather than rely on summaries and news post contents. No appeals will be permitted on the basis of the contents/interpretation of this news post.


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