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From Zorro to Olympic fencing champion: role models inspire kids

Every kid needs a hero and for Olympic fencing champion LEI Sheng (CHN) it was no different. I started fencing because I liked Zorro, said the London 2012 foil gold medallist. I felt I would become very cool if I could be like him. More


Asia-Oceania win fencing's final gold

A sense of togetherness won the day as fencing came to a close with the mixed continental team event at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. More


Thomas Bach visiting the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games fencing venue

International Olympic Committee president and Olympic fencing gold medalist Thomas Bach visiting the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games fencing venue, where he met YOG athlete representatives and Olympians Miles Chamley-Watson (USA) and Lee Sheng (CHN). He also fenced with enthusiastic young local fencers using demonstration fencing equipment. More


Russian and Polish fencing cadet world champions win YOG gold

There were few surprises on the third day of the fencing competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, as both sabreur Alina Moseyko (RUS) and foilist Andrzej Rzadkowski (POL) showed their quality to win gold and add to their respective cadet world championship titles. More


LEE (KOR) upsets world champion to take fencing gold medal

LEE Sinhee (KOR) shocked cadet world champion Eleonora De Marchi (ITA) to win the gold medal in the women's epee fencing at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games on Monday. More


Massialas (USA) and Ilin (RUS) win first two fencing golds

Cadet World Championships runner-up Sabrina Massialas (USA) claimed gold in the women's foil, while Ivan Ilin (RUS) again dominated the men's sabre event to add the Youth Olympic title to his recent cadet world crown. More


Opening for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014

The 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games started today in Nanjing, China with an breath-taking Opening Ceremony that quickly spread around the world thanks to thousands of selfies taken by athletes and spectators at the request of International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach. More


Team Russia tops overall medal count

Fencers of the Russian national team finished atop the overall medal standings at the World Fencing Championships that took place in the Tennis Academy, Kazan between July 15 and 23. A total of 12 sets of medals were contested. The host nation climbed the top spot of podium three times, Italy and France boast three gold medals as well, and the USA, Germany and Ukraine have one gold each. Two national teams at once won the same number of medals - Russia and Italy took 8 medals but the Russian fencers scored the most points - 378 against 352. France gained 7 medals. The medals were won by 13 national teams overall. More


French foil fencers add world team gold to their European title

The French fencers proved their championship status by winning the men's team foil final bout at the World Fencing Championships in Kazan. More


Italy grabs lead in overall medal standings

Italy adds third gold to its tally as its women's foil fencing team takes the top spot on the podium at the World Fencing Championships in Kazan. More