world championships

Episode 33: We cast the runes...

The dust has settled on the season, the fencers have fought and now it's time for Sean and Gav to sit down and scry what might happen in the World Championships in Wuxi, China. We cast the runes, Gav investigates the gribbly bits of Epee, Sean tries his hand at a bit of Sabre divination.

Where the stars in alignment? We'll only know once the World Championships are over...

Episode 20: Leipzig Teams

Sean and Gav are back from Leipzig and have to watch the team events on youtube. Listen to them discuss what the highs and lows of the team events.

Sean asks Gav a question: there is much consternation.

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Episode 16: Donning the sorting hat for the World Championships!

This week is the final few days before this year's World Championships in Leipzig! Sean and Gav are a wee bit excited.

Keep an eye on the FIE Video Channel: we expect a lot of great content.

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 In this episode we mostly we gaze into our crystal ball, consider what we’ve seen this season and generally speculate wildly about possibilities in Leipzig. It also turns out we know almost nothing about the host city for this year’s world championships, given we're spending most of our time in a sports hall we almost expect to know almost nothing when we get home.

We also explain how you can get our daily reports from the individual events at the Championships (Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July). Follow our progress on social media.

You'll hear part 2 of Karim's interview as he shares his insights for the coming tournaments.

Finally Gav has been his usual nerdy self and put together some spreadsheets. Take a look, let us know if you spot anything interesting! Click here to download them.
Note: use the dropdowns to the select the events, gender, discipline and even birth year.

Episode 11: A jumbo recap from the Junior and Cadet Worlds

Episode 11: A jumbo recap from the Junior and Cadet Worlds

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Gav loves the X-Change masks and we've been using their new wireless at the club (it's pretty reliable)

Sean and Gav watched the the Junior and Cadet World championships and want to talk to you about it. We really like hearing from the fencers at these large events and this time around we hear from Gaelen Wort of South Africa and Sam Moelis of the US. Thanks for putting in the effort it was a joy to hear from you.

You can watch the Junior and Cadet Worlds over on the FIE Fencing Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJEy8aBnqDymMIcJCh72gMw

Day1 finals are here (for example):https://youtu.be/Y71_f_-znPw

We also hear a rumour.... Sean isn't pleased.

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