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Posts of category  "Fencing Daily Updates"

Hungary’s Aron Szilagyi has successfully defended his men’s individual sabre Olympic title, defeating USA’s Daryl Homer 15-8 in the final.

Szilagyi, 26, raced ahead in what was a lightning-fast final at the Carioca Arena 3, and was soon on the brink of victory after leading 14-6.

Homer, the world number 10 fencer rallied, but the comeback was stopped when Szilagyi scored the final touch with a slash across his opponent’s chest.

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Hungary’s Aron Szilagyi defended his Olympic sabre title on Wednesday to deny Daryl Homer what would have been America’s first men’s fencing gold in over 100 years.

Another 2012 champion, Elisa Di Francisca, almost grabbed her second consecutive Olympic foil title but the Italian’s valiant fight back ran out of time and she took silver behind Russian Inna Deriglazova.

Di Francisca staged a stunning rally in the final from a 7-12 deficit with 30 seconds on the clock, coming within a touch of tying it as the final seconds ticked away.

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The International Fencing Federation (FIE) announced that it would be offering live streaming of the 2011 Fencing World Championships in Catania, Italy.  The steaming will be for the events from October 8th to the 16th on the FIE’s Youtube channel.

During the final days, the live stream will start each day at 9am CEST. All finals will be commentated by an expert.

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The medal round bouts for the Gdansk Women’s Foil Grand Prix. Video of the fencing starts at 44m into the tournament video.

Arianna Errigo (ITA) defeated Nzingha Prescod (USA) 15-8 in the finals. Prescod’s silver medal moves her up to 6th place in the FIE World Rankings. Errigo is now 21 points ahead of

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Anna Marton and Fanny Kreiss ensured Hungary claimed a famous double in the women’s individual fencing events at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan.

Marton claimed gold in the women’s sabre and Kreiss took away the honours in the foil competition, whilst Aleksandra Zamachowska claimed the gold in an all-Polish women’s epee Final.

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A combination of thrilling matches and some great individual performances saw the gold medals shared among the traditional powerhouses of men’s fencing at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan.

In the men’s individual epee, Russia’s Sergey Bida beat Hungary’s Zsombor Banyai 15-11 to take gold.
Bida was a worthy winner after showing great form in beating Finland’s Niko Vuorinen 15-9 in the quarter-finals before brushing past Poland’s Filip Broniszewski 15-5 in the semi-finals.

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Ann Hawker writes: The fine obituary of the Olympic fencer and sports administrator Dame Mary Glen Haig referred to her full-time work as a hospital administrator. I first encountered her in that capacity at the Royal National Orthopaedic hospital in Stanmore, north-west London.

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The Hunger Games gave Olympic archery a big boost, with thousands of kids taking up a bow and arrow to be more like Jennifer Lawrence.

So with another generation of Star Wars fans being raised on The Force Awakens, will we see more people taking up fencing? The lightsaber – “an elegant weapon for a more civilized age” – is the defining image of the Star Wars series. Even the much-maligned prequels had plenty of lightsaber highlights. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan v Darth Maul. Mace Windu disposing of Boba Fett’s dad. Yoda flipping through the air to show his stuff. The climactic finale of Obi-Wan v Anakin.

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Odds would have been long indeed for Britain’s first medal in these Games to come from a discipline which had not managed such since 1964 but the fencer Richard Kruse came agonisingly close before falling in the foil bronze match.

Kruse, a 33-year-old Londoner and world No6, competing in his fourth consecutive Games, lost out 13-15 to the Russian Timur Safin, having reached the semi-finals and confounded those who assumed his best hopes were long behind him after a disappointing home Olympics in 2012.

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The photograph is at once both beautiful and revolting. Snapped in the fading sun of an August afternoon during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, this picture is of a German woman standing regal on the medal stand, dressed in white, her posture perfect, her face locked in the stoic gaze of determination. Her arm is outstretched in a strong, certain Nazi salute.

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