Dear Alisher Burkhanovich,
On behalf of the Pan American Confederation and all the national federations of our continent, I wish you a Happy Birthday!
We wish you good health, success, and a long happy life!
From the moment you became the President of the FIE , the NFF’s had new hopes and new open horizons, there have been cardinal changes for the better, meaning that you gave the FIE a second life.
The results of your innovative mindset and international fencing development programs speak for themselves.
Today, fencing takes a strong and worthy place among the Olympic sports thanks to you. Recently, the FIE ranking in the IOC, has risen several steps up and is one of the most promising Olympic sports.
Nowadays, national fencing federations from all over the world feel stability and confidence in the future of our favorite sport.
You have achieved an outstanding historic victory, only thanks to your persistent and active work the IOC approved two additional sets of Olympic medals for fencing, and thus at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo, fencers will fight for a full set of twelve gold medals for all events.
The Pan-American Confederation is very grateful for your achievements for the world of fencing and assures you of its faithful support to continue your mission in the leadership of the FIE.
In conclusion, on behalf of the National Fencing Federations from the Pan American continent, I would like to congratulate you once again on your birthday!
Pan-American Fencing Confederation
Member of the FIE executive committee