The following interview with Luigi Tarantino (ITA) was posted to the Moscow Saber 2012 web site: Luigi Tarantino (Italy) Luigi Tarantino (Italy) – 1998 World Champion in individual event. 1996 “Moscow Sabre” silver medalist, 1995 and 2004 bronze medalist. On November 10th, 2012 Luigi will celebrate 40th birthday. Luigi, how many times did you fenced at “Moscow … [Read more...] about Interview with Luigi Tarantino
Soren Thompson and Seth Kelsey continue their Olympic quest in Paris at the Challenge Monal. Based on his result of 32 and a top-32 result by Canadian Hugues Boisvert-Simard, Seth Kelsey has the points for the 2nd American zonal qualification spot for the 2012 Olympic Games. Kelsey was ranked 109th in the preliminary rounds coming out of pools, but fought his way to the … [Read more...] about Thompson and Kelsey Qualify for 2012 Olympics
Here’s a quick update on how the various contests stand leading up to the final competitions for Olympic Qualifying. The four team events are covered.
In the team fencing events for the 2012 Olympic Games, there will be eight qualification spots open for teams. (Great Britain could enter a 9th team into an event using their allotment of fencer entries if they wish.) Here's a quick update on how the various contests stand leading up to the final competitions for Olympic Qualifying. First, the rules: The qualification … [Read more...] about Team Standings – Olympic Qualification
Nikolai Novosjolov (EST) won on his home soil, taking the gold at the Tallinn World Cup 15-11 over Gauthier Grumier (FRA). Top-8 performances by Silvio Fernandez (VEN) and Elmir Alimzhanov (KAZ) served to make the Adjusted Olympic Rankings (AOR) a bit more interesting. This weekend's event solidified the Olympic Qualification of several athletes. The French Federation issued … [Read more...] about Locking up Olympic Qualifications in Tallinn
According to an article from a Hungarian web site, the Hungarian team thinks that Italy took a dive to France in the team event to allow France a better chance at Olympic qualification, possibly in exchange for other bouts in the future. In the article, Tamás Kovács is quoted saying "Anyone who saw the match between Italy and France, it was clear that the Italians did not … [Read more...] about Hungarians say Italy Dived in Padua