As of the beginning of April, the qualification season for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has begun! April 4th, 2020 is the finish line when the qualifications will be solidified. To kick things off, we’re again tapping the expertise of David Baker to set the table for the qualification season. Over the next year, we’ll be […]
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Italy’s world number one Alessio Foconi has won his first Shanghai Foil Grand Prix gold at the weekend after three previous minor medals, while Russia’s indomitable Inna Deriglazova has defended her title from last year. World Champion Foconi defeated USA’s Nick Itkin by a solitary touch in the final bout, 15-14, having also defeated Itkin’s […]
Korea’s Injeong Choi has beaten the world number one and two ranked women’s epeeists on her way to gold at the women’s World Cup event in Dubai last weekend. In the team event, Poland were too good for the USA. Choi’s victory is her first international win since April 2013, and an improvement by two […]
China’s Yiwen Sun has continued her record of not having lost an international gold medal bout by winning the Cali Epee Grand Prix in Colombia last weekend. Joining her on the top step of the dais was Japan’s Kazuyasu Minobe, who won the men’s competition. China’s Yiwen Sun has won her fifth international gold and […]
Inna Deriglazova’s incredible run has continued in Germany, winning her fourth World Cup event in a row at Tauberbishofsheim last weekend. To cap off a Russian one-two— her teammate Anastasia Ivanova was runner-up — the Rio Olympic champion also led her team to victory over France in the team competition. Russia’s two-time World and 2016 […]
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 final. Team USA took gold in the team event over Hong Kong in what was the final World Cup event of the season, but an important one for Olympic […]
Home favourite and world number-two sabre fencer Sanguk Oh from Korea has won gold at his home Grand Prix in Seoul, while Ukraine’s Olga Kharlan has taken her first international victory since winning the same event last year, an incredible fifteenth career Grand Prix win. Korean sabre fencers have performed well at their home Grand […]