Start-of-season rankings go live for 2016/17

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As the world’s best fencers are decided in Rio, the new domestic season opens in Cork on 27-28 August. With the South of Ireland Open just new weeks away, the start-of-season national rankings are now available in the Rankings section. The weapon #1s at the start of the season are as follows. SENIORS • Épée:… Read more »

Olympics Day 4: Men’s Épée title decided in sensational style by Park Sangyoung

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Well done to Park Sangyoung of Korea, the new Olympic champion in Men’s Épée! Park defeated Géza Imre in a fantastic 15-14 final. Hotly tipped Enrico Garozzo ITA, world number two and older brother to newly-crowned Olympic champion Daniele, was upset in the L16 by 20-year-old Park Sangyoung KOR. Park, who as 18th seed overturned… Read more »

Olympics Day 1: Szasz triumphs over Fiamingo in Women’s Épée final

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Congratulations to Emese Szász of Hungary, who became Olympic champion in Women’s Épée last night. Szász defied predictions to claim gold in a 15-13 thriller against Rosella Fiamingo ITA. Contesting her first Olympic Games, the 33-year-old Hungarian came to Rio as world number 7. Despite consistent performances over this Olympic cycle, Szasz had not tasted… Read more »