How Do Host Country Slots Work in the Olympics?

How Do Host Country Slots Work in the Olympics?

Our rankings focus on the 204 athletes (102 men and 102 women) that will qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Fencing, but under our qualification system there are an additional 8 Host Country Places to take the total number of fencers to 212. These places are...
Popescu, Minobe win Westend Epee Grand Prix in Budapest

Popescu, Minobe win Westend Epee Grand Prix in Budapest

Japan’s Kazuyasu Minobe and Romania’s Ana Maria Popescu have both taken gold at the Westend Budapest Epee Grand Prix in Hungary, held in Budapest’s BOK Hall from March, 8-10. Experienced Japanese epeeist Kazuyasu Minobe has won his first FIE Grand Prix gold by beating...
Pozdniakova, France take gold in Athens

Pozdniakova, France take gold in Athens

Russian world number 4, Sofia Pozdniakova has beaten a strong field at the Women’s Saber World Cup in Athens, Greece, to take gold, while France have won the teams event. Reigning world champion, Sofia Pozdniakova, the 21-year-old from Russia, has won her first career...
How do you qualify for the Olympics?

How do you qualify for the Olympics?

Image Credit: Steven Moore-Vountas So the first question I was asked is a very good one. How do you qualify for the Olympics and why do you need a different ranking to the official FIE ranking? This page will are maintaining a unofficial ranking list only taking into...
Deriglazova, Garozzo, Italy and USA take Gold in Cairo.

Deriglazova, Garozzo, Italy and USA take Gold in Cairo.

Russia’s Inna Deriglazova and Italy’s Daniele Garozzo both returned to winning ways at the Cairo Foil Fencing World Cup in Egypt last weekend. USA’s all-conquering men’s team and Italy’s women were also victorious. After an uncustomary fifth-place at last month’s...
Poland’s ‘Father of Fencing’ dies aged 98

Poland’s ‘Father of Fencing’ dies aged 98

Professor Zbigniew Czajkowski, dubbed the ‘Father of the Polish School of Fencing’, died just two days after his 98th birthday on February 8th. Known as an outstanding coach, teacher, researcher and personality, Czajkowski’s life reads like a Hollywood movie script....
Kano, Russia take gold in Vancouver

Kano, Russia take gold in Vancouver

Japan’s Koki Kano took gold at the Peter Bakonyi Men’s World Cup in Vancouver, British Columbia last weekend, while Russia made it three-in-a row in the team competition. Japan’s 21-year-old rising star in epee, Koki Kano, has followed up his World Cup bronze in...
Imboden, Volpi win in Turin

Imboden, Volpi win in Turin

Race Imboden and Alice Volpi have both taken gold at the FIE Foil Grand Prix in Turin, Italy, one of the blue-ribbon events of the season. The win takes Imboden to number one in the men’s world rankings, swapping places with Italian Alessio Foconio, whom he defeated...