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Fencing
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Fencing

Fencing

Fencing is a sport where the athletes are armed and utilise the skill of cutting , stabbing and deflecting using a set weapon.

Fencing tends to refer specifically to European schools of swordsmanship and to the modern Olympic sport that has evolved out of them which has Spanish origins.

The three types of weapon are used in Olympic fencing: Foil which uses a light thrusting weapon; the valid target is restricted to the torso, Epée which uses a heavy thrusting weapon; the valid target is the entire body and Sabre which uses a light cutting and thrusting weapon; the valid target area includes almost everything above the waist.

Fencing has historic ties and was incorporated into the Asian Games in 1974.

List of disciplines

  • Fencing

Fencing has its roots in ancient sword fighting. As a sport, it began in the 17th century when the ‘foil’ – a sword with a flattened tip - was invented as a practice weapon to help duellers prepare for their deadly contests. A set of rules was soon developed, followed by wire-mesh face masks, which made it a safe activity.

List of events

  • men

    1. TEAM FOIL

    2. TEAM SABRE

    3. TEAM EPEE

    4. INDIVIDUAL FOIL

    5. INDIVIDUAL SABRE

    6. INDIVIDUAL EPEE

  • women

    1. TEAM FOIL

    2. TEAM SABRE

    3. TEAM EPEE

    4. INDIVIDUAL FOIL

    5. INDIVIDUAL SABRE

    6. INDIVIDUAL EPEE

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