The Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championships are set to start tomorrow ©FIE

Egyptian capital Cairo is set to host the 2021 Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championships, with the event returning after last year's edition could not go ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The competition is due to take place in the Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex and will be the first Junior and Cadet World Championships held since 2019, when Toruń in Poland played host.

Salt Lake City in the United States was supposed to hold the 2020 edition before it was cancelled by the International Fencing Federation in July last year.

Nations such as New Zealand and Britain have pulled out of the competition this year due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

British Fencing stressed that because the tournament did not contribute towards Olympic qualifying, it would not be sending personnel.

Competition begins tomorrow and the event is due to run until  April 11.

The first three days of competition will see junior and cadet sabre contests take place, as well as the junior team sabre event.

Days four to six will be dedicated to foil events, before the final three days showcase épée.

There will be COVID-19 protocol in place including a bubble system in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.

Measures such as wearing face masks at all times except when competing, social distancing and not shaking hands will be enforced.