Haven’t had time for much rigorous analysis lately. Hopefully will be able to get to the Budapest stuff in proper detail on the weekend. In the mean time, here’s a brilliant pair of exchanges from a 2012 world cup semifinal between Bolade Apithy and Junghwan Kim. Every so often I get an earful from some … More Swashbuckling: Apithy (FRA) v Kim (KOR)
First off, apparently I’m not that bad at this sabre prediction thing! The 2014-2015 FIE season got started in spectacular fashion last night in Budapest. There were some major upsets in the 64 and 32, with Kovalev, Kim, Won, Samele, Homer and Dolniceanu losing early, and Berrè and Wagner injured. There was a whole herd … More et voilá: Gu (KOR) v Szilagyi (HUN)
The big table for the Budapest world cup is up, and we’re looking forward to some pretty interesting matches in about 12 hours’ time. One we’re pretty confident we’ll see is Won v Yakimenko in the 16. These two faced off at the same comp last year in the 32, and Won dominated the match … More Get ’em while they’re down: Yakimenko (RUS) v Won (KOR)
A proposal from Russia to the FIE Congress: “t.17.3. In saber fencing The Referee places each of the two competitors in such a way that the back foot of each is 2 meters from the center line of the piste (that is, in front of the ‘on-guard’ lines).” I’d like to address this in the … More Changes to the 4m
It’s that time of year again: The first comp of the men’s sabre FIE season, the Budapest World Cup, starts tonight. Preliminary rounds: 12am AEDT Saturday IndividualTableau of 64 starts 8pm AEDT Saturday Teams starts 6pm AEDT Sunday. Live results will be available right here. Live video streams are here. Here’s a reminder of how … More 2014-2015 FIE men’s sabre season starts tonight!