Our rankings focus on the 204 athletes (102 men and 102 women) that will qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Fencing, but under our qualification system there are an additional 8 Host Country Places to take the total number of fencers to 212. These places are entirely discretionary on the host nation (Japan […]
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The French Fencing Federation has given the weapon made famous by Star Wars’ characters Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader the same status as the foil, epee and saber in an attempt to combat sedentary lifestyles in young people. The Guardian has reported that the France Fencing Federation has recognized lightsaber-dueling as an official […]
Japan’s Kazuyasu Minobe and Romania’s Ana Maria Popescu have both taken gold at the Westend Budapest Epee Grand Prix in Hungary, held in Budapest’s BOK Hall from March, 8-10. Experienced Japanese epeeist Kazuyasu Minobe has won his first FIE Grand Prix gold by beating Italy’s Andrea Santarelli, 15-12, in the men’s final in Budapest on […]
Russian world number 4, Sofia Pozdniakova has beaten a strong field at the Women’s Saber World Cup in Athens, Greece, to take gold, while France have won the teams event. Reigning world champion, Sofia Pozdniakova, the 21-year-old from Russia, has won her first career world cup gold in Athens, Greece. Overcoming a very strong field, […]
Image Credit: Steven Moore-Vountas So the first question I was asked is a very good one. How do you qualify for the Olympics and why do you need a different ranking to the official FIE ranking? This page will are maintaining a unofficial ranking list only taking into account competitions that count for qualification. The […]