The 2018 International Fencing Federation (FIE) Congress, to be held December 8th in Paris, is almost upon us, and this year features a 66 page long document of rule change proposals to be worked through. Certainly not all of these proposals will make it through or even be considered. But in somewhat standard faire, there are some potentially impactful suggested rules … [Read more...] about 2018 FIE Congress Rule Proposals: Sabre Fleche, No Foil Off-Target, and More
More than 800 fencers from 5 continents have descended on Italy’s Tuscany region for the 21st edition of the FIE’s World Veteran Fencing Championships. Held between October 9 and 14, the Championships saw fencers compete in three age-group category’s; 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. All were welcomed by FIE President Alisher Usmanov, who paid tribute to the veteran movement, saying it … [Read more...] about World Veteran Fencing Championships attract record number of fencers to Livorno, Italy.
Italy and France have wrapped up nine days of world championship fencing in Wuxi, China, by winning gold in the men’s team foil and women’s team sabre. France won the women’s team sabre for the first time at a world championship’s since 2007, defeating a hot-favourite Russian team including this years individual champion Sofia Pozdniakova, twice former world champion Sofya … [Read more...] about Italy, France close out World Championships with team gold in the Men’s foil and Women’s sabre
USA’s women’s foil team have made history in China, reversing the result of last year’s final in Germany by defeating Italy and claiming the United States first ever senior world championship team foil gold. In the men’s team epee, Switzerland achieved the same feat, surprising most by defeating Korea in their final. Awarded the bye into the Table of 16 as the third seeded … [Read more...] about USA Women’s Foil Team make history, Switzerland surprise in Men’s Team Epee on Day 8 of the World Championships
Alessio Foconi has continued Italy’s dream run at these World Championships, taking gold in the men’s foil while Russia’s Sofia Pozdniakova was at the head of a clean sweep in the women’s sabre. It was a case of youth triumphing over experience in the women’s sabre after 21-year-old Pozdniakova out-touched her teammate, two-time world champion and twice Olympic silver … [Read more...] about Italian Gold Rush continues in Men’s Foil while Russia clean-sweeps the Women’s Sabre