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Vezzali gives lesson in dexterity as she juggles sporting and political careers - Olympic News  Olympics

Valentina Vezzali has always had to be agile of mind and body ever since taking up fencing as a child, through five Olympic Games that brought six gold medals, ...

Burroughs grad Beihold's talents stretch far beyond being All-American fencer  Los Angeles Times

University of California San Diego's Beihold has an illustrious collegiate life that extends past standout fencing career.

USA fencing championships | Elderly competitors still find sport fun  The Columbus Dispatch

For the oldest competitors in the USA Fencing National Championships, age is just a number, not an impediment. Athletes in their 70s and 80s are taking up the ...

Local fencing club finishes third at national championships  The Oakland Press

The Renaissance Fencing Club won seven medals at national championships last week, including two gold medals, making the Troy-based foil club third in the ...

UNC Tar Heels only fencing coach retires after 52 years  Raleigh News & Observer

Ron Miller retired after coaching the UNC Tar Heels' fencing programs for 52 years. He gives lessons at Apex Fencing Academy. He started at North Carolina in ...

Vivian Kong achieves historic fencing bronze; dedicates it to people of Hong Kong  South China Morning Post

Left-handed fencer dedicates her bronze to the people of Hong Kong and is looking like a genuine medal chance at next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Pentucket grad and UNC fencing commit Cam Santos to compete at nationals  The Daily News of Newburyport

This summer is the beginning of a new fencing journey for recent Pentucket graduate Cameron Santos.

Olha Kharlan becomes world champion in saber fencing  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

On Saturday, July 20, Olha Kharlan won the gold medal in saber fencing at the World Fencing Championships in Budapest. — Ukrinform.

Local residents win medals at fencing national championships

The Renaissance Fencing Club, which features several residents from the Hometown Life area, won seven medals at national championships last week, ...

Fencing World Championships: Marcus Mepstead wins silver  BBC Sport

Great Britain's Marcus Mepstead wins silver in the men's foil at the Fencing World Championships in Budapest.

Sports TV listings for Friday July 19  Roanoke Times

AUTO RACING. 12:15 p.m.: NBC Sports Network, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, practice, at Loudon, N.H.. 1 p.m.: NBC ...

New Polson Pickleball Courts Open  Flathead Beacon

A collaborative effort to build three new pickleball courts has been completed in Polson, with the courts now ready for use. The City of Polson, individuals, ...

Budapest 2019 Fencing World Championships  Olympic Channel

Complete guide, preview, schedule, and everything else you need for the Budapest 2019 Fencing World Championships.

Harvard Coach Fired Over Sale of Home to Prospect’s Father  Sports Illustrated

Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was ...

Brazilian Wins Gold and Makes History at Fencing World Cup in Hungary  The Rio Times

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nathalie Moellhausen won Brazil's first fencing gold medal, in the Women's Individual Épée event, by defeating Chinese Sheng Lin ...

UNC fencing coach Ron Miller expresses gratitude after 52 years at the helm  Raleigh News & Observer

Ron Miller, UNC's fencing coach of 52 years, is officially retiring at the end of June. He's the only coach North Carolina has ever had until now.

Harvard fencing coach fired for conflict of interest  Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman ...

Ukrinform: Ukraine's Olha Kharlan becomes world champion in saber fencing  Kyiv Post

Winner Ukraine's Olga Kharlan celebrates on the podium after the Women's Sabre individual event at the 2019 Fencing World Championships in Budapest, ...

Streb wins fifth national fencing championship  New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Joseph S. Streb, a 2015 inductee to the New Philadelphia Athletic Hall Of Fame, won a fifth national championship by earning the gold medal in foil on ...

Fencing to protect refuge complete this summer | News, Sports, Jobs  Maui News

Feral Animal Removal Experts LLC owner Greg Czar lines up the ram of a hydraulic pile driver as “fence guy” Hawk Prive positions a 10-foot-long, 8-inch-diam.

Contract awarded for Humboldt's downtown lights  Fort Dodge Messenger

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council moved forward Monday with one of the key details of the downtown revitalization project, finalized payments for the ...

Katrina Lehis reaches last 16 at fencing world championships  ERR News

Estonian women's épée star Katrina Lehis reached the last 16 of the FIE World Fencing Championship in Budapest, Hungary on Thursday, after defeating local ...

Test events for 2020 Games begin in full swing  The Japan Times

The test events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics started in full swing on Thursday as the Pentathlon World Cup Final opened as the games' first.

Madison Duo Competes in National Fencing Tourney

Madison residents Daniel Ginsburg and Mikey Hilmer recently qualified to compete in the United States Fencing Association (USFA) National Tournament.

French fencing body recognizes lightsaber dueling as a sport  ESPN

France's fencing federation has recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport.

Ohio State national champion among those at national fencing competition in Columbus  Buckeye Extra

The USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge have returned to Columbus for a third time, boasting a record-breaking 5400-plus athletes from ...

FENCING Preview: World Championships return to Budapest with Foconi, Navarria and Volpi all top-seeded for Italy  The Sports Examiner

The FIE World Championships are back in Budapest for the first time since 2013, with more than 1,000 fencers beginning preliminary competitions on a program ...

High school sports? Not me.  fiftyplusadvocate

Someone asked me recently what sports I played in high school, as if everybody in high school plays sports. I was not a sports person. My idea of exercise was ...

Chatham Fencers Lead Nation with 8 Fencers Named All-American at Summer Nationals; Yen, Hong, Sathyanath, Serban 1st Team

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Chatham High School fencing program now leads the nation in All-American fencers.

Choosing the Right Fencing for Sports Pitches | High Security Fencing News Story |  Jacksons Security

Installing appropriate sports fencing for pitches or MUGAs (multi-use games areas) is a vital responsibility for schools and sports clubs, as they need to ensure ...

Union Catholic's Jadeyn Williams Wins National Fencing Championship

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Jadeyn Williams, Union Catholic's fencing phenom, captured the gold medal in the Cadet Women's Sabre at the USA Fencing National ...

Olympic gold medalist to give fencing demo  New Canaan Advertiser

Galya Pundyk, an Olympic gold medalist in sabre fencing, will be hosting a free fencing demo at the Weston Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and ...

FENCING: US finishes with five of six team titles in Pan American Championships  The Sports Examiner

The U.S. national fencing squad was expected to overrun the Pan American Championships in Toronto (CAN) and did so impressively. Following the individual ...

Hosts Italy secure final golds to confirm fencing domination at 2019 FISU Summer Universiade

Italy claimed the gold medals in the last two finals of the fencing competition on Tuesday evening at the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade in Naples.

FENCING Preview: US favored in five of six events in Pan American Champs in Toronto  The Sports Examiner

A powerful U.S. team is in Toronto for the Pan American Championships starting on Thursday, including no. 1-ranked Eli Dershwitz and eight top-10-ranked ...

How to cope with post-Cricket World Cup blues  Newshub

John Wright knows a thing or two about how to take a loss.

Use L'Force: France registers lightsaber dueling as an official sport  Fencing.Net

The French Fencing Federation has given the weapon made famous by Star Wars' characters Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader the same ...

Besbes winning streak ends at African Fencing Championships as compatriot claims women's sabre title

Azza Besbes' run of eight women's sabre titles in a row at the African Fencing Championships was brought to an end as her compatriot Amira Ben Chaabane ...

PH's Catantan in World Fencing Championship  ABS-CBN News

Aida Mohamed of Hungary (left) and Samantha Kyle Catantan of the Philippines fight during their bout in the women's individual foil preliminaries of the FIE ...

Stratford Fencing Club celebrates 2018-19 success  The Beacon Herald

The Stratford Fencing Club concluded the 2018-19 season with its club championships and annual awards.This past season produced several excellent results, ...

Coastal erosion forces Timaru sports clubs to move  RNZ

South Canterbury Deerstalkers Association and the Timaru Pistol Club have no choice but to move, because the cliff edge - only metres away from their club ...

Lawrence Fencing Duels at National Level

"No one expects to see fencing in Wisconsin, so when we're at national events and regional events, it's a lot of 'hey who are you guys' and 'we didn't know there ...

Greg Massialas is patriarch of America's first family of fencing. His target: gold  Los Angeles Times

Greg Massialas' San Francisco club has contributed to a surge in American fencing, churning out a string of top-ranked competitors in the discipline of foil.

Ibtihaj Muhammad, content with fencing career, steps away from competition  NBC Sports

NEW YORK — Ibtihaj Muhammad's clairvoyant moment came last August, when the Olympic sabre fencer made the hajj pilgrimage for her first visit to Mecca.

If Rutgers makes a B1G leap, Pat Hobbs says it starts with these facility upgrades

Rutgers is in the midst of several facility upgrades for its athletics programs. In an exclusive interview, Pat Hobbs discusses how he believes it will impact the ...

Fencing club provides mental, physical challenge for Allegheny athletes  The Campus

There are 13 club sports offered at Allegheny College, each bringing something unique to campus. One of the sports offered that some may not be familiar with ...

Breaking Down the Investigation Into Harvard's Fencing Coach and a Peculiar Real Estate Deal  Sports Illustrated

Harvard's fencing coach is under investigation after a housing transaction raised admissions concerns. What does it mean, and what's next?

Little Musketeers take a stab at fencing  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

As her dad stood back and watched, 3-year-old Corilyn Calcote attempted to thrust her sword into her opponent. Although a bold stroke, Corilyn's armored ...

British Researcher Investigates the Science of Fencing  Fencing.Net

A former international fencer has reported on the physiological and biomechanical demands of the sport with the aim of exploring new ways to improve ...

Athletes Compete in Fencing at the Sunshine State Games  WCJB

Athletes from across the state of Florida came to the Legacy Multipurpose Center in Alachua to compete in fencing at the Sunshine State games.

President Bach passes on fencing know-how to young athletes in Papua New Guinea - Olympic News  Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach met young athletes at the the impressive Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday.

Italy's Cassara, Team USA win foil fencing gold in St. Petersburg  Fencing.Net

Italy's former world champion Andrea Cassara has won his first World Cup gold in over four years in St. Petersburg, defeating compatriot Alessio Foconi in the ...

Three Swords Fencing: A Modern Twist on an Ancient Sport  9&10 News

Fencing is a sport that goes back centuries, long before basketball, baseball and football. This historic sport has made its way to a Traverse City non-profit called ...

Revolt RV 400 electric bike India launch date out! Multiple segment-first features to be announced  Financial Express

During the unveil, Revolt showed us a teaser video, suggesting that the bike will also come with a voice command enabled helmet for better convenience.

Keystone fencing making a name - Sports  The Wyoming County Examiner

The Keystone College Giants support a fencing club team with the purpose of informing and educating students about the different aspects of fencing, while also ...

The sport of fencing is described as physical chess  CNN

A sport which relies on the use of skills, tactics and strategy. The modern adaptation of fencing is now attracting a new generation of competitors in Africa.

Cubs' Kris Bryant: There should 'absolutely' be fencing around field after Almora foul ball  USA TODAY

Cubs' Kris Bryant said fencing should be extended around the entire field after teammate Albert Almora's foul ball struck a young girl in the stands.

‘No one will believe you.’ Somebody did: Penn State fencing assistant fired over groping allegation  Allentown Morning Call

A woman says she told Penn State University's head fencing coach that one of his assistants had groped her on a plane, but the coach failed to report her ...

College scandal: Chinese high school fencing Dad who bought Harvard coach's house also purchased youth academy  USA TODAY High School Sports

Jie "Jack" Zhao's purchase of Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand's house led to an investigation. Now his purchase of the land housing a prep fencing academy ...

Vivian Kong becomes first Hong Kong fencer to win World Cup gold medal  South China Morning Post

The 25-year-old epeeist is the first Hong Kong fencer – man or woman – to win one of fencing's most prestigious titles.

Bethesda teen brings home gold from fencing Junior Olympics  WTOP

A teenager from Bethesda, Maryland, didn't expect to win the gold medal, but now is the national champion for his age group in fencing. See photos and video of ...

The French Fencing Federation introduces lightsaber dueling as a new sport

Inspired by the Star Wars movie franchise, this newly recognized sport will surely attract aspiring jedis (or siths) to engage in friendly competition!

Welcome to the Olympic Sport of Fencing!  Fencing.Net's guide to the Olympic sport of fencing! This is your one stop shop for all info a beginner or prospect needs for fencing sport.

On Point Practices: Club fencing prepares for first tournament  The Ithacan

The Ithaca College club fencing team is for new fencers to learn the basics of fencing, like footwork, before they compete.

Harvard Fencing Concludes Season with Fourth-Place Finish in NCAAs | Sports  Harvard Crimson

With six All-Americans and a fourth place overall team finish, Harvard fencing concluded its season with a strong performance in the NCAA Championships last ...

Exploring Club Sports at Swarthmore: Fencing and Ultimate  Swarthmore Phoenix

In recent years, Swarthmore varsity athletics teams have begun to attract attention on the national stage. But one aspect of the Swarthmore athletics department ...

Fixing fencing to keep turtles safe | News, Sports, Jobs  Maui News

Jody Kimmel (left) and Jake Egelhoff repair a section of turtle fencing along the shoreline at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge on Friday. They were part of.

Russia’s Reshetnikov wins European Championship gold in sabre fencing  TASS

DUSSELDORF /Germany/, June 20. /TASS/. Russia's Veniamin Reshetnikov won the 2019 European fencing title in men's sabre during the tournament in ...

COLUMN: Authority Figures Must Learn from the Harvard Fencing Scandal | Sports  Harvard Crimson

We were so close, guys. USC. Stanford. Hell, even Yale – as if last weekend's bashing from the batter's box wasn't enough. In the midst of the largest admissions ...

In France, the Force awakens interest in the sport of fencing — now with lightsabers

Step aside, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. In France, Luke Skywalker, Obi Wan-Kenobi and Yoda are the new faces of inspiration in fencing — as France's national ...

Delaware Valley University Adds Fencing to NCAA Sports Roster  Fencing.Net

A nationwide search for a Head Coach for the 2019-20 season is already underway. Pennsylvania's Delaware Valley University has this week announced its ...

Saturday Sports: NCAA Basketball Championship, Harvard Fencing Coach Scandal  NPR

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about the Final Four tournament and the scandal swirling around Harvard's fencing coach.

Fencing Junior Olympics Brought More Than 2,000 Competitors to Denver  Our Community Now at Maryland

Fencing athletes from 45 states converged upon the Colorado Convention Center in mid-February to compete in the 2019 Junior National Championships.

US Women's Epee Fencing Team Claims World Cup Silver Medal In Dubai

It was a silver Sunday for the members of the U.S. women's epee fencing team, who claimed the No. 2 spot at the world cup stop in Dubai. The top-ranked U.S. ...

Iman Blow faces fear in Olympic fencing pursuit  NBC Sports

Blow is the latest Olympic hopeful product of the Peter Westbrook Foundation.

Lightsaber duelling an official sport in France | World News  Sky News

France's fencing body recognises lightsaber duelling as a sport, granting the weapon the same status as the foil, epee and sabre.

Fencing club challenges members physically, mentally  The Daily Evergreen

Athletes from the WSU fencing club were clashing swords as they practiced in Smith Gym on Thursday night. Fencing is an old practice with cultural references ...

Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee accepts fencing as newest sport

The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) has accepted fencing as its newest member sport.

Montgomery fencing teams capture state squad titles | Sports

It was an ending to the season that sent both of the Montgomery High School fencing teams home happy.

Outdoor fencing tournament aims to sharpen Montreal’s interest in the sport  Global News

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce park turned into a battleground Saturday, for the fifth edition of the Sword Play Outdoor Tournament.

Israel nabs its first-ever World Cup fencing medal, winning silver  Haaretz

The blue and white lost to Russia in the finals but now has a better chance of reaching the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Penn State fencing coach Wes Glon did not report sexual misconduct allegations against assistant George Abashidze, report says  The Daily Collegian Online

Penn State fencing head coach Wes Glon did not report sexual misconduct allegations against assistant coach George Abashidze when he was made aware of ...

Gameday+ | Meet a Buckeye: Oliver Shindler, fencing  Buckeye Extra

Oliver ShindlerSport: FencingAge: 21Year: SeniorHometown: ChicagoMajor: Criminology Question: You've competed for club and college, but what was it like to ...

FENCING Preview: Oh going for three in a row at Sabre Grand Prix in Moscow  The Sports Examiner

American Eli Dershwitz has held the worldwide no. 1 ranking in men's Sabre for most of the last couple of seasons, due in part to his consistency. He doesn't ...

Fencing Lunges into Preseason at Penn State Open | Sports  Harvard Crimson

Harvard fencing lunged, parried, and riposted its way to successful finishes in both the men's and women's divisions during this weekend's preseason-starting ...

Camelback Village to host Saber Fencing Tournament  Scottsdale Independent

Camelback Village Raquet and Health Club to host Saber Fencing Tournament on April 28.

Hong Kong fencer Vivian Kong’s reign at top ends as she slips to No 3  South China Morning Post

Hong Kong fencing star Vivian Kong Man-wai's reign at the top of the women's rankings ended almost as quickly as her ascension after another ordinary result ...

Fencing star Vivian Kong likely to keep top spot despite another disastrous outing  South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's Vivian Kong Man-wai is likely to cling on to her world number one spot even after performing poorly in her latest epee competition on the world tour ...

TSL Olympic Blitz: Miles Chamley-Watson, Fencing's Soul Provider  The Shadow League

Team USA Fencer Miles Chamley-Watson won a Bronze Medal last night in the men's team foil competition. Chamley-Watson and his teammates – Gerek ...

Joyce earns silver medal at national fencing championships  Loudoun Times-Mirror

Michaela Joyce continued her fencing prowess with another impressive performance April 12-14 at the 2019 USA Fencing Division I National Championships in ...

Bothell’s Comes notches national fencing title in St. Louis  Bothell-Kenmore Reporter

When intensity pays a visit, it's time to turn things up a notch and really go for it. Matthew Comes says bolstering your mental game and finishing strong is what ...

FENCING Preview: Four 2018 World Champions in action in Cali, St. Petersburg and Tauberbischofsheim  The Sports Examiner

It's a busy weekend in fencing, with the third Epee Grand Prix in Colombia and Foil World Cups in Europe. In all, winners of seven World Championship and ...

Russian sports chief says Olympic Fencing Champ Velikaya to win medals in Tokyo next year  TASS

MOSCOW, May 30. /TASS/. Russian 2016 Olympic Champion in sabre fencing Sofya Velikaya is back in her shape and will be one of the main contenders for ...

Joyce makes her mark on international fencing stage  Loudoun Times-Mirror

Sterling teen Michaela Joyce was part of a four-member United States fencing team that won silver at the Bratislava Cadet World Cup.

Sixth-Ranked Duke Set for ACC Championships

DURHAM, N.C. – The sixth-ranked Duke fencing team will travel to Boston, Mass., for the 2019 ACC Fencing Championships Feb. 23-24, hosted by Boston ...

Sapphira Ching of Olympian Fencing Studio is the Winner of the 2019 USA Fencing Connecticut Fencer's Excellence Award  PRNewswire

WESTPORT, Conn., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Three generations of fencing talents gathered at Toquet Hall in Connecticut's beautiful town of Westport.

Fencing prepares to foil opposition's hopes this year  Tufts Daily

Entering the 2018–2019 season, the Tufts fencing team is looking to develop a young roster that can contribute to the success of the program for years to come.

The science behind the Olympic sport of fencing  The Conversation UK

In foil, epee and sabre, Olympic fencers must have exceedingly rapid reactions. This academic (and fencer) is researching the sport.

Class Profile: Fencing for the mind and body  La Voz Weekly

Students dart back and forth across the wooden floor, dodging their opponents and weaving between the boundary lines while trying to land blows of their own ...

FENCING: Kharlan claims 50th career in-season medal in Sabre World Cup in Seoul  The Sports Examiner

The three-time World Champion in the women's Sabre, Olga Kharlan, is already in the record books as one of the greatest fencers of her generation. But she ...