Rasht IAU Fencer Shines at Thailand Open Fencing C’ships 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 12:08

A students of Islamic Azad University, Rasht branch, has exhibited a satisfactory display of physical skills and quickness at the 2nd edition of TFF Minime Series & Thailand Open Fencing Championships 2017.

Mohammad Rahbari, representative from the Islamic Republic of Iran, finished second and won the silver in the men’s sabre individual event at Fashion Island Shopping Mall in the Thai capital city of Bangkok, ANA reports.

Sabre is a light cutting and thrusting weapon in the sport of fencing. In the sabre section, the entire body above the waist, except the weapon hand, is targeted. Hits with the entire blade or point are valid. Touches that land outside of the target area are not scored.

The épée is the modern derivative of the dueling sword used in fencing. As a thrusting weapon, the épée is similar to a foil, but has a stiffer blade, which is triangular in cross-section with a V-shaped groove called a fuller, has a larger bell guard, and is heavier.

The 2nd edition of TFF Minime Series & Thailand Open Fencing Championships 2017 kicked off on September 9, and concluded on September 17.

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