China to attend World University Mind Sports championship in Uganda

China to attend World University Mind Sports championship in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda | Xinhua | Uganda, the host for the 2024 FISU World University Mind Sports Championship, has confirmed that China will send a team for the event scheduled for June 25-30 in Entebbe.

Peninah Aligawesa Kabenge, the vice president of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), told Xinhua on Saturday that China was among the first nations to indicate their readiness to attend the championship.

“China is a big nation in the Mind Sports and they have already confirmed participation. Remember they won gold at the 2020 FISU World University Championship Mind Sports,” added Kabenge.

She noted that more than 20 countries and regions have confirmed participation in the tournament, which includes chess and bridge.

“We are preparing well because our target is to organize a very successful 2024 FISU World University Mind Sports Championship. Our teams are also preparing well because being hosts we believe home advantage should also play a role in motivating our players more,” explained Kabenge.

The championship will feature only university students with a cut-off age of 25 years and below.

Other teams that have confirmed participation include Poland, France, Türkiye, Angola, the United States, Slovakia and Kenya. ■

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