After being crowned Senior European Champion earlier this month, the onus with be on Zsofia Foldhazi to get her hands on the Junior World title in her home country. She leads a strong Hungarian team which includes her sister Anita, Emesee Slett and Kamilla Reti.
Belarusian sensation Katsiaryna Arol, who broke the Junior World Fencing record on her way to claiming the Junior European Championships this year, is expected to be one of Zsofia Foldhazi’s main rivals in Székesfehérvar. Marharyta Maseikava and Tatsiana Rahachova will also be looking to make their mark and make up the team from Belarus.
With two bronze medals added to her collection at both Junior and Senior European Championships this month, Ukrainian teenager Anastasiya Spas will have her eyes firmly fixed on the top prize.
The pressure is also on in the French camp, after the exploits of the Men in the Youth A European Championships in St Petersburg, Russia, last week, and now the Women, led by Adele Stern will be aiming to spring a few surprises after a gruelling training camp in the build-up to these Championships.
Great Britain are also looking strong as a unit with Alice Fitton, Joanna Muir and Eilidh and Kerry Prise having come to Hungary in fine form. They will be one of the nation’s looking to get not only individual medals but do well in the team event.
Fresh from coming second in the US Nationals, Isabella Isaksen from USA will look to continue her impressive development and will be want to finish close to the podium come Saturday. Samantha Achterberg makes up the American team.
Several established stars from the Senior ranks are also keen to challenge for honours, with Lithuania’s Gintare Venckauskaite and Russia’s Gulnaz Gubaydullina just two to keep an eye on.