Fencing - Rio 2016 Summer Olympics


Fencing is an ancient world famous game that features armed combat comprising of cutting, stabbing, or bludgeoning weapons that are directly controlled over by hand, rather than shot, thrown or positioned. The examples of the weapons that are used in the game include swords, knives, pikes, bayonets, batons, clubs, and similar weapons. Fencing is one of the four sports which have been held at every modern Olympic Games. We at Ancient Olympic Games provide you information about various world famous games and events played in the Olympics. In this page, we have thrown light on fencing.
In the modern-day common practice, fencing means to refer exclusively to European schools of swordsmanship and also to the modern Olympic sport that has come out of them. Three different kinds of swords are used for fencing, these are the "foil" the "epee" and the "sabre".  The foil and the epee are used exclusively for pointing and thrusting.  The sabre is made to use for pointing, thrusting and cutting.  Among the three swords, the foil is called the best weapon.
In the Olympic Games, the game of fencing has two man-to-man or, woman-to-woman events, the men and women’s.  There takes place an Epee event, Foil event and a Sabre event for the men.  The women also have the same events in the games but they do not have the Sabre event.
In the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics held from August 9 to August 17, fencing competitions were held at the Olympic Green Convention Center. France got the highest rank in the medal tally winning 2 gold. In the next 2012 Summer Olympics in London held from July 28 to August 5, fencing competitions will be held at Excel Exhibition Centre. Ten events for 6 individuals and 4 teams are supposed to be scheduled yet, International Fencing Federation may also include two more team events in the game.
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