Fencing

Fencing is a fast, tactical and highly dynamic sport.  At its highest level it requires athletes to be athletic and highly strategic – every opponent brings new challenges.

Fencing is a modern and technical sport, with advanced electronic scoring systems that make it easy for spectators to see who has landed a hit.   But it is also steeped in history with the first documented fencing rules being written in the mid-1400s.  Fencing is also one of three sports that have appeared in every modern Olympic Games since 1896.

Fencing has three disciplines: Foil, Epee & Sabre, each with different rules and target areas.  Some videos showing highlights of the different weapons being fought at this year World Championships are below.

Men’s Foil & Women’s Sabre

HIGHLIGHTS World Fencing Championships 2013 Budapest

Women’s Foil & Men’s Sabre

HIGHLIGHTS – FENCING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013-TEAM-Men Sabre/Women Foil

Men’s Epee & Women’s Epee

HIGHLIGHTS Fencing World Championships 2013 – Budapest – 8 August 2013