German foilist and Olympic Gold Medalist Benjamin Kleibrink was rushed to a hospital in Shanghai, China following an assault at a restaurant. According to the report (translated from German), Kleibrink was exiting a restaurant after a team dinner and was attacked from behind by a European (the attacker’s identity has not been disclosed). Following the […]
Aldo MONTANO (ITA) can do no wrong. Following up his Boston GP victory with a home win in Padua, Aldo is a fencer built for big occasions. Diego OCCHIUZZI (ITA) could not gain on Luca CURATOLI (ITA) for the second place for Italy. This is a regular update column from David Baker who has been […]
Women’s Epee Teams after Barcelona: USA Locks Qualification The 4th World Cup of the Olympic Qualification Season asks which countries would be able to step up and join the teams already qualified for Rio: CHINA, ROMANIA and RUSSIA. In Barcelona, that team was ESTONIA – rocketing to 4th place on the ranking with a stunning […]
One team needed to step up to ensure qualification. Check out the Men’s Team Epee standings with one qualifying event to go.
Current standings for Men’s and Women’s Team Epee for Rio 2016. Competition continues this Sunday (Jan 24th) in Heidenheim and Barcelona.
Women’s Foil after Gdansk World Cup: (PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FENCING FRIENDS) Aida SHANAEVA (RUS) started the weekend outside of the top 2 Russian places – winning the silver medal has propelled her into the qualification places ahead of compatriot Laris KOROBEYNIKOVA (RUS). The bronze medal won by Martina BATINI (ITA) will all be in […]
Dominating performances by the US team puts them in a lock for Olympic Qualification for Rio.
The Road to Rio takes Men’s Foil to the Kocaeli satellite event in Turkey: Whilst we’re waiting for Women’s Sabre to finish a satellite with 38 entries over two days, I can update you on the final Men’s Foil competition of the year – a satellite in Turkey. Not many big names were in attendance, […]
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 […]
The problem of non combativity might put fencing in a dangerous position in the next Olympic Games if not efficiently resolved.