Just crazy enough to work: Limbach (GER) v Ibragimov (RUS)

Duck counterattacks.  They’re great. They’re the preserve of the quick, the flashy, the risk-taking.

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The Won Wooyoungs of the world.

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And this dude. Who is this dude?

Now quickly, off the top of your head, name the 3 fencers on the A-grade circuit least likely to pull off a duck counterattack.

Was this guy on your list?


Nicolas Limbach is many things. One of the most notable things is that he is at least 9 feet tall, all of it legs. The idea that he would successfully displace target downwards is so absurd that nobody could possibly be expected to take it seriously.


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Now I’ve seen everything.

Anyway, I’ve finally got around to uploading the full Germany v Russia team semifinal from Kazan, which is actually one of the best matches of the tournament. Check it out.

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