Weapon Control Analysis and Evaluation of Fencing Athletes Participating in Islamic Solidarity Games




The aim of this research is the control analysis of fencing equipment that the fencers having participated in the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games organized in our country between 14-17 August 2022 used within the competition and delivered to official weapon control unit, and assessment and interpretation of this analysis. The research group is composed of 125 athletes who participated in the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games from 14 different countries. Within the scope of the research, weapon control result forms of 125 athletes who participated in the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games were assessed with the support and permission of Turkish Fencing Federation. The data obtained from weapon control result forms were firstly categorized for online processing. During the analysis process, a data analysis program called MAXQDA Analytics Pro 2018 (Release 18.2.4) (Professional Data Analysis Software for Qualitative and Mixed Methods) was used. The data obtained from weapon control result forms were described with percentage and frequency values. Within the scope of the research, it was found that percentage values of some of the equipment of 125 fencers who participated in the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games and made up sampling group which could not get seal of certification after weapon control were high. These are body wires with the rates of 19,5% and 14% and epee weapon with the rate of 12,5%.  The International Fencing Federation made a new arrangement in Articles 18, 29 and 31 of instructions of material use and published a regulation relating to the requirement that wire plugs of body wires should be transparent and guard socket of epee should be double-hole. Within the scope of the research, it can be said that the high percentage values of some equipment which couldn’t get seal of certification resulted from lack of information about this regulation.

              Keywords: Sport, Islamic Solidarity Games, Fencing weapon control

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.53016/jerp.v3i2.80


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