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Italian Fencing Legend Edoardo Mangiarotti Dies at 93

Edoardo Mangiarotti (ITA), Member of Honour of the FIE, passed away during the night of May 24, 2012.  Mangiarotti won more Olympic medals and world

Keeth Smart Sabre Fencer
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Video: Story of Keeth Smart

The FIE channel on YouTube just put up a documentary clip about Keeth Smart, his career, and success at the 2008 Olympics. Keeth Smart won

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BlackBlades Film Premiers at Arnold Sports Festival

Donald Anthony announced today that SwordSport and Ozone Studios will be showing the short documentary film BlackBlades has been selected to premier at the Arnold

Iris Zimmerman 1995 Photo by Carl Borack
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Iris Zimmermann – Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Iris Zimmermann holds the distinction of being the first U.S. fencer in history to win a world championship in any weapon or any age category. 

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History – Womens Foil in the 30s (with Video)

This video shows how fencing looked in the 1930s with the US and British women’s foilists introduced and then an example bout fenced. In this video the fencing is non-electric and women fenced in skirts.