The Italian Fencing Federation has already laid down their target for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “Our goal for Rio de Janeiro 2016 is to repeat the results we obtained in London. So we will win seven medals, which will be a nice average, looking at what happens in general ” said Giorgio [...]
Serge Timacheff has put together this slide show of his photos from the 2012 Olympic Fencing events.
China’s Chen Yijun won his second Wheelchair Fencing medal of London 2012 after seeing off countryman Tian Jianquan in a thrilling men’s Sabre – Category A final. Tian looked in superb form after beating eventual bronze medallist Chan Wing Kin of Hong Kong 15-4 in the semi-finals, but in the final it was his Chinese [...]
Colorado Springs, CO : The U.S. Paralympic Fencing Team leaves for the Paralympic Games in London today (August 23rd). Team USA will train in London prior to the start of competition which will be held from Sept. 4-6. Six U.S. fencers are representing Team USA at the Paralympic Games in London and, for the first [...]
The Italian team of Andrea Baldini, Andrea Cassara, Giorgio Avola, and Valerio Aspromonte claimed the final gold medal of the 2012 Olympic Games as they defeated the Japanese team of Ryo Miyaki, Yuki Ota, Kenta Chida and Suguru Awaji 45-39 in the gold medal match.
By taking the silver medal in the women’s epee team event at ExCeL on Saturday, Korea became the only country to win a medal in every fencing discipline, a feat not achieved since Italy at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. Korea was second in the overall fencing medal count, behind only Italy which used a [...]
SUN Yujie (CHN) added a team gold to her individual bronze medal as China defeated Korea 39-25 in the final of the women’s epee team event at the 2012 Olympic Games.
After 9 full bouts the bronze medal match was locked in a 30-30 deadlock at the end of regulation. Priority for the overtime period went to Courtney Hurley, closer for the US team. Hurley and Anna Sivkova (RUS) jockeyed for position on the strip, then in a flurry of action both fencers missed their marks, [...]
Korea is assured another fencing medal as they advanced to the gold medal bout against China with a 45-36 victory over the United States.
The US team of Susie Scanlan, Courtney Hurley, and Maya Lawrence downed Italy in today’s opening round match 45-35 as reserve Kelley Hurley cheered them on. The US team will face Korea in the semi-finals. The US team kept to a strategy of limiting Italy’s opportunities and forcing the Italian team to attack – opening [...]