The FIE’s World Cup fencing season continued its first round of events in Cairo, Egypt last weekend, November 15-17, with French veteran Vincent Anstett winning a surprise individual gold and the top-ranked Korean team looking strong in what is now the lead up to Tokyo 2020. With Olympic qualification very much on the minds of the 194 registered competitors from 26 different … [Read more...] about Anstett, Korea win sabre gold at Cairo World Cup
Before the start of an Olympic season of international fencing, check out the athletes who are on top of the world, who are defending from Rio, or who might pull a surprise by the time it all reaches Tokyo. This weekend’s women’s Epee World Cup event in Tallin, Estonia marked the beginning of the 2019/20 FIE season of international fencing. In total, 48 senior World Cup … [Read more...] about FIE 2019/20 Season Preview: Women’s Epee
As of the beginning of April, the qualification season for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has begun! April 4th, 2020 is the finish line when the qualifications will be solidified. To kick things off, we're again tapping the expertise of David Baker to set the table for the qualification season. Over the next year, we'll be periodically checking in to see how things are … [Read more...] about The Race For Tokyo 2020 Begins
Our rankings focus on the 204 athletes (102 men and 102 women) that will qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Fencing, but under our qualification system there are an additional 8 Host Country Places to take the total number of fencers to 212. These places are entirely discretionary on the host nation (Japan in this case) and are in additional to the places earned in … [Read more...] about How Do Host Country Slots Work in the Olympics?
Image Credit: Steven Moore-Vountas So the first question I was asked is a very good one. How do you qualify for the Olympics and why do you need a different ranking to the official FIE ranking? This page will are maintaining a unofficial ranking list only taking into account competitions that count for qualification. The season starts in April 2019 and runs to 4 April … [Read more...] about How do you qualify for the Olympics?