2015 FIE Congress Summary

2015 FIE Fencing Congress

Following the 2016 Rio Olympics, sabre fencers will fence a very different sport but epee fencers won’t need to worry about black cards for non-combativity. Early reports from the 2015 FIE Congress held in Guangzhou, China point to the largest rules changes being in sabre. The maligned rules proposal for non-combativity was removed. That rule […]

Non Combativity – Are DQs the Answer?

Epee fencing 2012 Olympic Gold Medal Bout

The problem of non combativity might put fencing in a dangerous position in the next Olympic Games if not efficiently resolved.

Road to Rio: Olympic Qualification Standings pre Worlds

2016 Rio Olympics

On the eve of the 2015 World Championships China, France, and the United States are poised to qualify in all four team events. Here is where the qualifications stand:

How Race Imboden got to #1

Race Imboden #1

Race Imboden takes #1 Ranking in Men’s Foil with 5 podium finishes. Race Imboden has earned the top world ranking for men’s foil in the FIE World Rankings list. The 22 year old Imboden is a three-time Pan American champion. He competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics and won a team silver medal in the 2013 […]

2015 European Fencing Championships Preview

2015 European Fencing Championships

Europe’s best fencers are in Switzerland this week at the Montreux Music and Convention Center (2M2C) to compete in the 2015 European Fencing Championships. A good performance at this tournament is vital to the hopes of fencers looking to book at trip to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. The championships begin June 5th, 2015 […]

Kharlan, Dolniceanu strike Gold in Moscow

Moscow Men's and Women's Sabre Grand Prix

The Ukrainian national anthem played in Moscow. Olga Kharlan (UKR) kept a lock on her #1 world ranking by defeating Yana Egorian (RUS) 15-10 in the final match. Mariel Zagunis (USA) made the top-8 and lost to Egorian 15-13 in the quarter-finals, placing 5th. Video: Kharlan vs. Egorian: The Russian women proved to be individually formidable, […]

Moscow Saber Grand Prix

Moscow Men's and Women's Sabre Grand Prix

This weekend fencers from around the world continue on the path to Olympic Qualification with the 2015 Moscow Sabre Grand Prix. The top-16 fencers in each event get to sit and watch who will join them in the final top-64 DE brackets for the elimination matches. Men’s Sabre: Korea looks to continue their dominance of […]

Road to Rio: How to Qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games

2016 Rio Olympics

With the 2015 Pan American Fencing Championships in full swing starting on April 17, 2015 the Olympic Qualification season has begun. Fencers from around the world are competing from April 2015 through April 4th, 2016 for the right to compete for Olympic glory at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. For the fencing events, a total […]

Video: 2015 Cadet and Junior World Championships

2015 cadet and junior world championships tashkent

Video of the 2015 Cadet and Junior Fencing World Championships from the FIE. The 2015 Cadet and Junior Fencing World championships ran from April 1st to April 9th in Tashkent Uzbekistan. For a full playlist of the entire video archive, check the 2015 Cadet & Junior World Championships Tashkent playlist on YouTube. Highlights for the USA […]

2015 Challenge International de Paris – Mens Foil

2015 CIP

Top foil fencers compete across the world this weekend as the 2015 Challenge International de Paris runs with preliminary rounds on Friday with the top-64 competing on Saturday and a team event on Sunday. The USA features 3 fencers ranked in the top 8 of the FIE World Rankings, so we expect to see one of […]

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