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10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT FENCING

Posted on September 24th, 2014 at 1:36 pm, in About Fencing

Fact 1:
The tip of the fencing weapon is the second fastest moving object in sport after the marksman’s bullet.

Fact 2:
Fencing has been included in every Olympic game since 1898.

Fact 3:
The fencing suits are white, because in earlier times, touching was recorded with a piece of cotton at the tip of the weapon dripped in ink.

Fact 4:
It wasn’t until 1898 that the 3 minutes timing limit has been invented.

Fact 5:
President Theodor Roosevelt and Winston Churchill are former fencers.

Fact 6:
The first electronic scoring machine for fencing was invented in 1936.

Fact 7:
Fencing as a game goes back to as early as 1200 A.D.

Fact 8:
The categories of fencing under the Olympics are; Foil, Epee, and Sabre.

Fact 9:
Fencing is known for being the only combat sport with no weight classes.

Fact 10:
Many of the ballet positions are derived from fencing.

 

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