It’s crazy to think that after a year of fencing world cups and NACs with thousands of points being racked up, that there was less than 10 points from the replacement athlete to the Olympic shot. It just shows how close things were for all of us!
The Prince Takamado Grand Prix event was one that punished oddsmakers and rewarded those taking long shots as no fencer in the top-10 made it to the final-8 of the direct elimination table. Jianfei Ma (CHN) won the grand prix event 15-13 over Byung Chul Choi (KOR) while Richard Kruse (GBR) and Marius Braun (GER) […]
The top 4 qualifying teams remained in the top 4, but an early loss by Japan gives Germany hope. In the Olympic team foil event, the top-4 teams qualify directly to the Olympics followed by the top team in each Olympic zone (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe). Great Britain is allowed a spot due to being […]
The end of the year is bringing about rumors of coaching changes in the Women’s Foil and Men’s Foil squads.
Giorgio Avola (ITA) won the 2011 European Championship in Men’s Foil with a 15-14 victory over teammate Andrea Cassara (ITA). Andrea Baldini (ITA) completed the Italian individual medal sweep as he shared bronze with Alexey Cheremisinov (RUS). This was the second event of the 2011 European Championships held in Sheffield, England. This event counts for […]
Video of the gold medal bout between Race Imboden and Alex Massialas at the 2011 Pan American Zonal Championships.
The US fencers swept medals in the Men’s Foil and Women’s Epee events as Race Imboden and Kelley Hurley won gold in their events at the 2011 Pan-American Zonal Fencing Championships. Alex Massialas took the silver and Gerek Meinhardt the bronze in men’s foil. Daniel Gomez (MEX) also tied for bronze. In the semi-final bout, […]
Andrea Baldini (ITA) won his 2nd straight world cup to tie Sheng Lei (CHN) atop the FIE World Rankings by winning the St. Petersburg Grand Prix. Baldini defeated teammate Andrea Cassara (ITA) in the final match, 14-13. “Baldini and Cassarà are back at their level,” said Stefano Cerioni, foil CT. “They are in great shape […]
Alexander Massialas (USA) took 3rd place at the 2011 SK Trophée Séoul Men’s Foil World Cup. Massialas lost to eventual champion Andrea Baldini (ITA). In the finals Baldini defeated Richard Kruse (GBR) 15-14. In their semi-final matches Kruse beat Artem Sedov (RUS) 15-5 and Baldini won 15-6 over Massialas. On the way to his podium […]
Just posted by the FIE to their video channel. Enjoy. Alex Massialas (USA) defeats Georg Doerr (GER) 15-5 in the finals of the 2011 Cadet Men’s Foil World Championships. He repeats his gold medal performance of 2010. Massialas has competed at the Cadet Worlds every year since 2008, his first year of eligibility for the […]