How do they play the sport? You need to touch your target in a certain place with a certain type of weapon.
What do you need to play this sport? You need a white suit, a mask and a weapon with a flat tip.
Five interesting Facts:
- Fencing used to be a training exercise for the military until the 15th century.
- Fencing was included for the first time in 1896 in Athens, and has remained on the Olympic programme since then.
- Three types of weapons are used in the game and they are foil, epee and sabre.
- A guy called Nedo Nadi is the best Italian fencer of all time, he is the only fencer to have won a gold medal in each of the three weapons at a single Olympic Games.
This is one of the sports I've been wanting to learn about, if you don't know what the sport is, it's FENCING! Fencing sounds like a sport that needs A LOT of concentration and training. I am very bad at concentrating so this sport might not be for me but for other people. I hope you have learnt how to play and what you need in order to participate in this sport.