World University Games starts August 13th

This weekend marks the start of the fencing competitions at the 2011 Universiade, commonly referred to as the World University Games.  The Universiade is held every four years in the year preceding the Summer Olympic Games. Fencing events at the 2011 Universiade will include 12 events: individual and team versions of men’s and women’s epee, […]

Italy continues Domination of Women’s Team Foil

Italy won it’s fourth straight team world cup with a 45-36 victory over Korea in the finals of the St. Petersburg Women’s Team Foil event.  The last time Italy failed to win a team event was in February at Tauber where they took 2nd.   The US team of Nzingha Prescod, Lee Kiefer, Ambika Singh, and […]

Vezzali Triumphs in St. Petersburg

Valentina Vezzali (ITA) cruised through the opening rounds of the St. Petersburg World Cup, outscoring her first 3 opponents 45-12.  She faced more of a challenge in the semi-finals when she defeated Hyun-Hee Nam (KOR) 14-12 and then faced off against teammate Arianna Errigo (ITA) for a 15-11 final match. The other semifinal match featured […]

Mariel Zagunis wins Orleans Sabre World Cup

Mariel Zagunis continued her march to London 2012 with a commanding performance in the finals in Orleans, France.  She defeated the Cecilia Berder (FRA) 15-4 in the final bout in front of an audience of 5,000.  In the semi-finals, Zagunis dispatched Russian Sohpia Velikaia 15-5.  Velikaia’s teammate, Ekaterina Diatchenko (RUS) tied with Velikaia for 3rd. […]