Speed of Fencing
Behind the bullet, the tip of a fencing blade is the second fastest-moving object in Olympic sports. Speed of Fencing captures the grace and movements of New York’s top epee fencers. Using high-speed photography, amateur spectators will be able to see some of the fastest actions in all of sport for the first time.
I’ve posted outtakes from the Speed of Fencing before, but here’s the actual thing! Very cool and interesting - the mask drop at the end is the best.
Interview with Federico Colombo
We know Marco Crespi won the Telenet Trophy this past weekend … but who is he?? Here’s a little (not so) brief background.
Crespi was born in Monza on November 5, 1978 and became a professional golfer in 2002. He began the Alps Tour placing 3rd at the Gosser Open in 2003. In 2004 he finished 5th at the Asolo Open, 8th at Memorial Barras, and 9th at Cote d’Armor Bretagne and at the Waldviertel Open.
In 2005 he won the first title of his career ar the PGAI Championship, and finished 5th at the Styrian Open (Alps Tour). He played in six tournaments of the Challenge Tour, placing 23rd at the Texbound Open and 24th at the Galeria Pokal Challenge.
In 2006 he finished 4th at the Omnium Championship and particpated in the Challenge Tour, placing nine times and finished 14th at the Thomas Bjorn Open. He finished 33rd at the Italian Open.
In 2007 he won the PGAI Championship again and placed 4th at the Tessali/Metaponto Open, 6th at the Cridt Suisse Challenge, and 16th at the Open Mahou de Madrid.
In 2008 he played in the Margara Platinum Open (Challenge Tour) and finished the season with a win at the Open La Margherita (Alps Tour).
In 2009 he won the Slovenian Gold Open and the Feudo di Asti Open, where he beat Andrea Perrino in a playoff (Alps Tour). He also placed 4th at the Peugeot El Escorpion, 6th at the Open Le Fonti, 8th at the Volturno Open, and 12th at the Rapallo Open. He also competed in the Challenge where he placed 14th at the Karnten Open and 8th at the PGAI Championship.
In 2010 he won the Campionato Doppio PGAI with Paolo Terreni and the Stage1 della QS European Tour at Golf Club Bogogno along with Francisco Valera. He mostly played in the Alps Tour, finishing 4th at the UNIQA and the Omnium of Belgium, 6th at the Acaya Open and the Open de la Mirabelle d’Or, 8th at the Peugeot Tour Madrid and at the Feudo di Asti Open, 11th at the Open di Puglia e Basilicata, 13th at the Montecchia Open and the Slovenian Open, 14th at the Open de Mogador and 15th at the Peugeot Classic. He finished the season with a 12th place finish at the Open Championship.
In 2011 he won the Open Le Fonti and the Flory Van Donck Open and placed third at the Peugeot Tour de Valencia, 5th at the Peugeot Tour de Catalunya, 6th at the Open de la Mirabelle d’Or, 7th at the Styrian Open, 10th at the Zoate Open, 11th at the Gosser Open, 12th at the Open de Normandie, 17th at the Peugeot Tour de Lerma, and 32nd at the Masters 13 (Alps Tour). He was 4th on the money list and earned a wild card for the Challenge Tour. He placed 13th at the Sicilian Open (European Tour) and 4th at the PGAI Championship. He played at the Qualifying School, but didn’t make the cut.
Fencing Tutorial : The Epee
A development of the duelling rapier, this weapon is used in the Modern Pentathlon.
A heavier thrusting sword and valid hits can be scored with the point of the weapon on any part of the opponent’s body, including the head.
Points are scored by being the first to hit anywhere, anyhow, anytime, just FIRST!
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Fencing Tutorial : The Foil
A light, flexible weapon with which only thrusts with the point of the weapon to the opponent’s trunk of body count as valid hits.
Hits count on the abdomen, chest and back but not on the the arms, legs and head.
Points are scored by the fencer who hits the target area and has “right of attack”.
NOLOSTAND S.p.A : Sponsor for the 2012 European Fencing Championships
Azienda internazionale a tutti gli effetti, Nolostand opera ovunque nel mondo, dall’Europa alla Cina, dal Brasile all’India. In Italia garantisce competitività, assistenza e tempestività d’intervento grazie alla propria sede operativa presso Fiera Milano, sede delle più importanti manifestazioni fieristiche a livello nazionale.
As an international company for all intents and purposes, Nolostand works all over the world: from Europe to China, from Brazil to India. Thanks to its headquarters at Fiera Milano, which is the location of the most prominent trade fairs and exhibitions on a national level, Nolostand guarantees competitiveness and rapid assistance in Italy.
Scherma: Paolo Pizzo è Campione Italiano 2012 di Spada Maschile
Bird’s Eye View of Golf Club Varese: Home of Challenge Provincia di Varese, part of the 2012 European Challenge Tour and the Italian Pro Tour.