Estonia's Katrina Lehris, winner of an Olympic gold medal in the team discipline at Tokyo 2020, heads the field for the épée World Cup in Barcelona ©Getty Images

The International Fencing Federation’s women’s individual and team épée World Cup event is due to start in Barcelona tomorrow. 

The Spanish city will host the tournament in the Institut Nacional d’Educació Física de Catalunya, a venue renovated for the1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, when it hosted wrestling. 

Fittingly, there is set to be a large turn-out of Olympians for this weekend's event due to conclude on Sunday (February 13). 

Estonia’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic team champion and individual bronze medallist Katrina Lehris, alongside South Korea’s two-time Olympic silver medallist Choi In-jeong are among two of the biggest names.

They will be listed as some of the favourites for both the individual and team events.

Lehris is currently ranked as the world number two with Choi is just two spaces below.

In their team rankings, South Korea are the world number one and Estonia are three.

France’s world number five Marie-Florence Candassamy and Hong Kong’s two-time Olympian Man Wai Vivian Kong are also due to participate in the tournament..