What are the requirements to participate in the Olympic Games?

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  1. Cosmo

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    Hello,
    I have an oral presentation that I have decided will be about Olympic/Professional fencers, and how to become one. I have been fencing for about five years, so I already know some of the process, but I'd like to get further information on:
    *The process to participate in the Olympics,
    *The physical requirements to become an Olympic/professional fencer,
    *How a normal day for an Olympic fencer would be.
    If anyone knows this, that would be great.
    Cheers, Cosmo
     
  2. wwittman

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    The physical requirement is that you win.
     
  3. jdude97

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  4. piste off

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    Not sure how you become a "professional" fencer. But I do know how to make a small fortune from fencing...

    You start with a large one.
     
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  5. Inquartata

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    Ba dum pum! :D
     
  6. Steve Khinoy

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    Download and read the Athlete Handbook and then check the standings in the various categories.
    Physical qualities needed include reflexes, hand and foot speed, ability to change direction, fine motor control (to wield the weapon)--and more.
    Technique- mastering the actions that are specific to fencing. This has physical and mental qualities
    Mental qualities -- probably the most important at the top level: coolness and toughness in the clutch, grasp of the total situation, ability to anticipate the next action before it happens
     

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