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FENCING: Champs Foconi and Deriglazova dominate Foil Grand Prix; four medals for U.S.

World Champions Alessio Foconi of Italy and Inna Deriglazova of Russia confirmed their status by winning the Foil Grand Prix titles in Shanghai (CHN),...

FENCING Preview: Deriglazova look to continue dominance in Grand Prix Shanghai women’s Foil

If the question is who is the best fencer in the world at the moment, the answer must be Russia’s Foil star Inna Deriglazova. Already...

FENCING: Veterans Hartung and Velikaya score tight wins in Sabre Grand Prix events...

Germany’s Max Hartung may be, at 29, entering his prime. His victory in the FIE Sabre World Cup in Madrid (ESP) has moved him up to no. 3 in the federation’s world rankings, his highest ranking ever, with a 15-14 win over Hungary’s 2012-16 Olympic gold medalist Aron Szilagyi (HUN). The victory continues a career […]
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FENCING Preview: Sabre stars gather in Madrid and Tunis, including no. 1-ranked Eli Dershwitz...

This week’s installment of the traveling FIE World Cup has stops for the Sabre specialists in Madrid (men) and Tunis (women), with the top-ranked...

FENCING: Italy and Russia go 1-2 in Foil World Cups, with another win for...

Veterans dominated the Foil World Cups in Russia (men) and Germany (women). Italy went 1-2 in the men’s event, with 2011 World Champion Andrea...

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

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...

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

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...

FENCING: Newcomers score first World Cup medals in Buenos Aires, Budapest and Sint-Niklaas

The beauty of the FIE World Cup series is that it’s an open competition. If you’re good enough, you’ll end up on the victory...

FENCING: Minobe and Popescu triumph in Epee Grand Prix in Budapest

The second Grand Prix of the season was a showcase for the veterans, as 31-year-old Kazuyasu Minobe and Romania’s Ana Maria Popescu, 34, came...

FENCING Preview: Four world no. 1s in action this week in Epee and Sabre

A busy week is ahead in fencing, with the second Epee Grand Prix in Hungary and Sabre World Cups in Italy and Greece: ● Epee...

FENCING: Bronzes for Massialas and Kiefer and U.S. wins men’s Team Foil in Cairo

The U.S. had a strong showing in the Pharoah’s Challenge tournament in Cairo (EGY) and came away with three medals, including a team gold. Rio...

FENCING: No. 1-ranked Imboden leads U.S. entries at Cairo Foil World Cups

The fourth Foil World Cup of the season will be held in Cairo (EGY) for both men and women, with individual competition on Friday...

FENCING: Imboden regains no. 1 ranking with win in Turin Grand Prix

The international fencing schedule features three Grand Prix events during the season, the most highly-prized tournaments outside of the World Championships for many fencers. That...

FENCING Preview: First Grand Prix in Foil ready in Turin

The first of three Grand Prix events in the Foil discipline will begin on Friday in Turin (ITA), for the Trofeo Inalpi, at the...

FENCING: No. 1-ranked Dershwitz scores Sabre gold in Warsaw

The meteoric rise of American Sabre star Eli Dershwitz continued in Warsaw (POL) on Saturday with his third career FIE World Cup gold, as he defeated Italy’s Luca Curatoli in the final, 15-9. Still only 23, the Harvard student steadily eliminated his opponents, winning 15-12, 15-6, then a 15-13 win over teammate (and Rio silver […]
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FENCING Preview: Men’s Sabre-rattlers meet in Warsaw

A light schedule for the FIE World Cup this week, with only one event, the 64th edition of the Sabre de Wolodyjowski, with an...

FENCING Preview: First Grand Prix of the season for Epee fencers in Doha

The highest level of competition in the FIE season are the three Grand Prix events held in each discipline, a step above the World Cup and just one level below the annual World Championships. The first comes this week in Doha (QAT) for the Epee crowd. The men’s tournament has 206 entries, while the women’s […]
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FENCING: No. 1s Foconi and Deriglazova win, while U.S. earns five Foil medals

The American Foil teams are among the best in the world and they were showcased as the FIE World Cup circuit resumed in Europe with competitions in Paris (FRA) and Katowice (POL). At the Challenge International de Paris, Italy’s top-ranked Alessio Foconi confirmed his top ranking with tight, 15-12 wins over Americans Race Imboden in […]
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FENCING Preview: Four tournaments in four countries for Epee and Foil

The FIE World Cup circuit returns of action this week with a heavy schedule of four tournaments in two disciplines in four countries: ● Epee:...

FENCING: Di Francesca claims seventh career World Cup win

Italy’s Elisa Di Francesca has had a great career, with an Olympic Epee gold in London in 2012 and a silver in 2016. But...

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