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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...

FENCING Preview: World Cup Foil and Epee season openers this week

The FIE World Cup season is starting for the men’s Epee fencers and the women’s Foil class this weekend in Europe and North Africa: ∙...

FENCING: First World Cup medal for Korea’s Ha

The season-opening men’s Sabre World Cup was held in Algiers (ALG) and showcased a first-ever medalist, Korea’s Hansol Ha. Ha, 24, didn’t have it easy, as he had to face fellow Korean – and World Championships Team gold medalist – Sanguk Oh in the semis, but he overcame that challenge, 15-10 and advanced to the […]
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FENCING Preview: U.S.’s Dershwitz starts at no. 1 in Men’s Sabre World Cup

The season opener for the men’s Sabre division comes in Algiers (ALG), with 161 entries, including nine of the top 10 in the FIE World Rankings: 1. Eli Dershwitz (USA) ~ 2018 World Championships silver medalist (pictured) 2. Bongil Gu (KOR) ~ 2017 Worlds silver medalist; 2017-18 Worlds Team gold medalist 4. Aron Szilagyi (HUN) […]
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FENCING: U.S. men’s Foil wins World Cup opener; Itkin gets silver

American fencers had a good opening weekend in the FIE World Cup with three medals and a fourth-place finish in three competitions in Germany, Estonia and France: • Men’s Foil in Bonn: The powerful U.S. team includes four men ranked in the top 30 in the FIE World Rankings, so much was expected. But perhaps […]
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FENCING Preview: Season openers in Germany, Estonia and France!

The FIE schedule for 2018-19 gets started this week, with competition in the men’s Foil, the women’s Epee and women’s Sabre: ∙ Men’s Foil in...

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