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Making the call – Attacks in Foil

This video replay call comes from Reddit. Take a look at the video here and read about how to call this action below: Who gets awarded the point? (Post from user toolofthedevil:) This particular call is hard. It further demonstrates the danger of only watching one fencer and looking for a mistake. If you only watch...

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Mariel Zagunis

Mariel Zagunis wins July USOC Athlete of the Month Honors

Mariel Zagunis fencing at the 2014 World Championships. Photo: S.Timacheff FencingPhotos.com Mariel Zagunis was named the USOC Female Athlete of the Month for July following her silver medal finish in individual and gold in team at the 2014 Fencing World Championships. Men’s foilist Gerek Meinhardt and the US...

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Stephen Colbert fencing on Capital Hill

Stephen Colbert was spotted on Capital Hill wearing fencing gear. He was filming a segment for Comedy Central’s Colbert Report  on Friday. Two photos were posted to Facebook showing Colbert and Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH). Stephen Colbert in fencing gear on Capital Hill. The congresswoman’s office confirmed...

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