Fencing

Fencing, which is also known as olympic fencing to distinguish it from historical fencing, is an activity using bladed weapons. The sport of fencing is divided into three weapons: Foil, Sabre and Épée.

Fencing is one of five sports which have been featured at every one of the modern Olympic Games, the other four being Athletics, Cycling, Swimming, and Gymnastics.


Read more about Fencing:  History, Weapons, Protective Clothing, Foil Techniques, Universities and Schools, Other Variants

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Portugal At The 1952 Summer Olympics - Modern Pentathlon
... Men's Individual Competition António Janet — 48th (210 points) Horse-riding — 48 points Fencing — 26 points Shooting — 43 points Swimming — 47 points (616,3) Cross-country — 46 points (1746,8) Jos ...
Burt Kennedy
... writing for radio, then used his training as a cavalry officer to secure a job as a fencing trainer and fencing stunt doubles in films ... That led to Kennedy being hired to write for a television program with a fencing theme for John Wayne's Batjac Productions ...
Fencing - Other Variants
... Other variants include chair fencing, one-hit épée (one of the five events which constitute modern pentathlon) and the various types of non-Olympic competitive fencing ... Chair fencing is similar to wheelchair fencing but for the able bodied ... and fence while seated, all the usual rules of fencing are applied ...
Kim Young-Ho
... He became the first Olympic Champion in fencing from Korea, and the first Asian man to win an Olympic Gold medal in fencing ... the 1997 World Championships he had perhaps one of the most heroic losses in top level fencing ... As direct elimination fencing bouts go to 15 touches, most fencers would presume Kim was about done and was fencing for pride ...