Cerioni Steps Down as Russia’s Foil Coach

Cerioni out as Russia's Foil Coach

Big news on the world fencing scene today as Stefano Cerioni has stepped down as the head coach for Russia’s Foil Fencing program and his coaching staff has departed with him. Cerioni led a successful program while in Russia with the following accomplishments: 2016 Olympics – Gold medal – Men’s Team Foil 2016 Olympics – […]

2016 Fencing Grand Prix Circuit Kicks Off in Torino


The FIE Foil Grand Prix series kicks off this weekend in Turin where Alexander Massialas is expected to be in contention for a medal. FIE Release: The FGP Series features three Grand Prix in each of the three weapons – foil, epee and sabre – and visits nine iconic cities around the world. Next month […]

FIE Extends Russian Box of Death “Test”

fie russian box of death test extended

Reporting from the FIE Congress in Moscow: “The FIE has appointed a group of sabre experts (from a range of countries) to observe the testing of the new sabre en garde line and obtain feedback from athletes, coaches and referees at these events. This group will prepare a report which will be considered by the […]

Kliebrink Injured after Attack in Shanghai

Benjamin Kleibrink (GER) won the Olympic Gold medal in Men's Foil at the Beijing Olympics

German foilist and Olympic Gold Medalist Benjamin Kleibrink was rushed to a hospital in Shanghai, China following an assault at a restaurant. According to the report (translated from German), Kleibrink was exiting a restaurant after a team dinner and was attacked from behind by a European (the attacker’s identity has not been disclosed). Following the […]

Road to Rio: Aldo Montano’s Big Win in Padua

Aldo Montano world cup win.

Aldo MONTANO (ITA) can do no wrong. Following up his Boston GP victory with a home win in Padua, Aldo is a fencer built for big occasions. Diego OCCHIUZZI (ITA) could not gain on Luca CURATOLI (ITA) for the second place for Italy. This is a regular update column from David Baker who has been […]

Road to Rio: Women’s Epee Qualification Update

Estonia womens team epee gold Barcelona world cup

Women’s Epee Teams after Barcelona: USA Locks Qualification The 4th World Cup of the Olympic Qualification Season asks which countries would be able to step up and join the teams already qualified for Rio: CHINA, ROMANIA and RUSSIA. In Barcelona, that team was ESTONIA – rocketing to 4th place on the ranking with a stunning […]

Road to Rio: Mens Epee Qualification Update


One team needed to step up to ensure qualification. Check out the Men’s Team Epee standings with one qualifying event to go.

Rio 2016 Qualification – Epee Preview for Heidenheim and Barcelona

Rio 2016 Qualification Standings Team Epee Jan 2016

Current standings for Men’s and Women’s Team Epee for Rio 2016. Competition continues this Sunday (Jan 24th) in Heidenheim and Barcelona.

Road to Rio 2016: Women’s Foil after Gdansk – Shaito likely qualifies

Medalists for 2016 Gdansk Womens Foil World Cup - Photo via FIE

Women’s Foil after Gdansk World Cup: (PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FENCING FRIENDS) Aida SHANAEVA (RUS) started the weekend outside of the top 2 Russian places – winning the silver medal has propelled her into the qualification places ahead of compatriot Laris KOROBEYNIKOVA (RUS). The bronze medal won by Martina BATINI (ITA) will all be in […]

Road to Rio: Men’s Foil after the CIP

CIP 2016 poster

Dominating performances by the US team puts them in a lock for Olympic Qualification for Rio.

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