world championships

Episode 28: Seoul GP plus loads of junior and cadet worlds!

Welcome to Episode 28. Sean and Gav have a ton of results  to  get through in this episode.

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This episode's big discussion is about the Junior & Cadet World Championships. This year they took place in Verona Italy. On the senior circuit our last big competition was the Seoul Grand Prix which had begun as we were finishing off our last episode.

Seoul Grand Prix:
You can see all of the Seoul Action over on the FIE Fencing Channel.
Mens and Women's Finals sessions: https://youtu.be/HEmWknrAqrA
It's one big stream but worth your time. Be amazed as Szilagyi makes everyone look like amateurs!

Junio & Cadet World Championships:
There's more footage than you can shake a foil at. We suggest heading over to the Fencing Vison youtube channel and looking through their playlists. The finals sessions are also on the FIE Fencing channel. A couple of highlights to whet you appetite.
JME SF: MIdelton (fra) v Nguefack (fra) https://youtu.be/Ik6MHLqCWBI

JWF: Ueno (jpn) vs Faveretto (ita). https://youtu.be/dIbAryOehxI
(Warning this one is a scorcher!)

In other news:
US Fencing has adopted the FIE  mandated "soft covered chest protector". This has been coming for a while but it's interesting to see a major fencing nation adopt it so suddenly. Shout out to BetterFencer.com (great article on stretching). And a big up to welovefencing.com who also provide tournament write up. 

And here's our big BIG QUESTION: How much does it cost to stream a video tournment? And what's the minimum standard you'll accept?

Episode 19: Our final day at the side of the piste in Leipzig

Our final day from piste-side at the Leipzig World Championships. Unfortunately Gav has had to return to Scotland and that means you're only hearing from Sean today. Today's events were the Mens Foil and Womens Epee.

It's been an eventful day. Describing the Epee as a "standard epee tournament" was even more understated than usual.

And shocks, shocks everywhere, in the Foil.


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Episode 18: World Championships Leipzig 2017 Day 2. Men’s Epee & Women’s Sabre

Day two of Sean and Gav’s jaunt to Germany for the World Championships. And we're both happy. Gav gets to watch epee all day while Sean gets his first taste of live world class women’s sabre since his conversion.

The Leipzig Arena remains hot and humid and a late night of editing episode 17 means both Sean and Gav are struggling a bit. Thankfully the quality of fencing was enough to lift us from our stupor (although this had largely worn off by the time we recorded the episode).

We discuss a day of shocks in both weapons that ended with two worthy, high quality winners and Gav bemoans the fact that he has to head back to Edinburgh for the boring 9 to 5 job.

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Episode 17: We bring news from the 2017 World Championships

It's fair to say that we had a horrible trip to Leipzig. Through delays and transfers a journey should have taken a few hours ballooned out into 14. Nevertheless we got to Leipzig although we missed our first day.

So here's our part 1, from Germany. Today's delights are Women's Foil and Men's Sabre. There's been quite a few upsets and shocks.

Sean bumped into Max Heinzer and Ben Paul and snatched quick interviews with both.

You can watch all of the streams on the FIE Fencing Channel on Youtube.

Episode 9: Long Beach GP, The Junior & Cadet World Champs

Episode 9: Long Beach GP, The Junior & Cadet World Champs

The only recent senior action happened in the Long Beach Foil Grand Prix. Our duo discuss the highlights. James Davis and Marcus Mepstead send in their thoughts following the tournament.

Video from the event can be found here: https://youtu.be/bXlzMDXh_QM

We look forward to the upcoming Cadet and Junior World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Gav hopes it isn't held in a car-park and fails his Bulgarian history exam. The podcasters throw the runes and divine who might be worth looking for at the event. We're really looking forward to this and will watch it to the bitter end.

More information here: http://fencingplovdiv.com/world/

The FIE have released a new Video magazine. Sean watched it, liked it and offers somethoughts.

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