IAU Students Shine in 2018 Asian Junior & Cadet Fencing C’ships

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 09:25

Students of Islamic Azad University have snatched two gold medals in Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships, in Nilai, Malaysia.

According to an ISCA report, in the men’s épée category, Amir Reza Kanani ranked 1st, Mohammad Ali Keihani and Hossein Jafari took second and third place respectively.

In Junior Women's Saber Individual, Najmeh Sazanchian franked first and Faezeh Rafiee finished in second place. Indonesia and Malaysia jointly won bronze medals in this tournament.

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.

There are no rules regarding priority and right of way in the épée competitions, and the entire body is a valid target area.

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.

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