Foil Mask 2009


It is a requirement to wear the Foil Bib Mask as of 1 Jan 2009 in Australian National Competitions.

Keep an eye out for availability within Australia and on Sword Fighters Australia. Products:

Link to the AFF Website :

http://www.ausfencing.org/index.php?articleID=136



Fencing for Kids


A new website is on the market:

www.fencingforkids.com

written by kids for kids! a unique site and sure to be a hit.

keep an eye on it.



Sword Fighter Gift Voucher


Want to give a great gift idea to a friend / family member - one of those

 strange “non-fencing” people!?

Well the opportunity is here.

www.giftvoucherworld.com.au has SwordFighter Sessions available!

Birthday Presents …. Christmas Gifts …. Anniversary Ideas…..

Thankyou’s …. Fitness Fanatics….. or just for fun.

Swordfighter Corporate Session                               C J 01

 Voucher Link



Referee Course


The AFF has announced a referee manual for State Associations to run the course.

See AFF link 



Fencing Community Fun Day


The Craig Family Centre - Community Fun Day / Trash and Treasure Market.

Proudly supported by Sword Fighters Australia.

Craig Centre                                craig centre                        craig centre

Location: Ashburton, Sunday 9th November.         

Included: Kids Fencing, Face painting, showbags, bbq, YMCA sporting activities, trash and treasure stalls.



Commonwealth Junior Championships 2009


The AFF has announced that Penang, Malaysia will be holding the next Commonwealth Junior Championships 16th-21st February 2009.

for more details AFF site.

Australian Team to be announced soon.



2008 0lympics


The Beijing Olympics Fencing schedule has completed.

Some video will filter its way onto the net… Courtesy of BBC Olympic Site Link

Day 9: Final day of Fencing. Mens Sabre Teams.  France beat USA in the final to win their Second Gold of the meet. Link 

Day 8: Russia beat the USA in the Womens Foil Team for their first medal - Gold of the Olympics. 

Italy after losing their semifinal won the Bronze.  Link

Day 7: France beat Poland in Mens Epee Team for their First Gold Medal of the Olymptics, whilst Italy holds off China for Bronze.

Link to Results

Day 6: Ukraine wins its first medal - Gold in an incredible Final of the Womens Sabre Teams.

Link to results

Day 5: Germany wins double gold on day 5 with convincing victories in the

Mens Foil to KLEIBRINK Benjamin Philip

Link

and Womens Epee to HEIDEMANN Britta 

Link

Day 4: China wins its first Mens Sabre Gold Medal with ZHONG Man beating 2 Frenchmen in the Semi and Gold Medal match.

Link

Day 3: Italy wins its second Gold at the Games as Valentina Vezzali wins back to Back to BACK! Olympic Medals. 

Link

Day 2: Italy wins Gold at the Games with Matteo Tagliariol beating Fabrice Jeannet from France in the Final of Mens Individual Epee. 

Link

Day 1: The USA has trifected the womens Sabre winning Gold, Silver and Bronze!

Mariel Zagunis won back to back Gold medals as the USA dominated.

Link

The Fencing schedule can be found Here

Jo Halls lost first up on Monday 10am against her Cuban rival Link

Yahoo7 Article

Amber Parkinson lost on wednesday 230pm against her Japanese opponent Link

Fencing Medal Tally

FENCING MEDAL TALLY 2008
COUNTRY GOLD TEAM SILVER TEAM BRONZE TEAM TOTAL
ITALY 2       2 3 7
GERMANY 2           2
USA 1   1 1 1 2 6
FRANCE   2 2       4
CHINA 1     1     2
UKRAINE   1         1
ROMANIA     1   1   2
RUSSIA   1         1
POLAND       1     1
KOREA     1       1
JAPAN     1       1
SPAIN         1   1
HUNGARY         1   1

Individual and Team Winners:

ITALY Matteo Taglioriol Valentina Vezzali Salvatore Zanzo Margherita Granbassi M.E Team W.F Team M.S Team
USA Mariel Zagunis Sada Jacobson Becca Ward W.S Team W.F Team M.S
Team
 
FRANCE Fabrice Jeannet Nicolas Lopez M.E Team M.S Team  
ROMANIA Ana Maria Branza Mihai Covaliu  
GERMANY Benjamin Kleibrink Britta Heidemann
CHINA Zhong Man W.S Team
UKRAINE W.S. Team  
RUSSIA W.F Team
POLAND M.E Team
KOREA Hyunhee Nam
JAPAN Yuki Ota
SPAIN Jose Luis Abajo
HUNGARY Ildiko Mincza-Nebald
MEDALS BY WEAPON
WEAPON W.S M.S M.S.T W.S.T M.E W.E M.E.T M.F W.F W.F.T
GOLD USA CHI FRA UKR ITA GER FRA GER ITA RUS
SILVER USA FRA USA CHI FRA ROM POL JAP KOR USA
BRONZE USA ROM ITA USA SPA HUN ITA ITA ITA ITA

The Beijing website has updated dates of Fencing events: August 9-17,Or for more information : Beijing.      Venue photos and Olympic location Link                                                     olympic logo

 Follow all the Australian Athletes on the link* International Athletes link.          Link to ESPN intro to Olympic FencingAnother link on everything for the Olympics from Yahoo7

The Events and Weapons

The Fencing Timetable for the Beijing Olympic Games

Saturday 9th: Womens Sabre Individual & Finals

Sunday 10th: Mens Epee Individual & Finals

Monday 11th: Womens Foil Individual (Jo Halls) & Finals

Tuesday 12th: Mens Sabre Individual & Finals

Wednesday 13th: Mens Foil Individual & Finals

Wednesday 13th: Womens Epee Individual (Amber Parkinson) & Finals

Thursday 14th: Womens Team Sabre Finals

Friday 15th: Mens Team Epee Finals

Saturday 16th: Womens Team Foil Finals

Sunday 17th: Mens Team Sabre Finals.

The Athletes competing at the games can be found at the FIE.CH LINK 

Wikipedia has the full list of Olympic Medalists

Mens Link to Wikipedia

Womens Link to Wikipedia


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