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Fencing 2019 Discussion Thread

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5 minutes ago, Olympian1010 said:

Just watched Boubarkri get upset by an Israeli :yikes:. Dvorkin fell apart after leading

 

it can always happen...fencing is a situation sport, not a performance one, so upsets and surprises are always around the corner...even if at the end of the day it's always unlikely to have an unknown winner...

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Fencing is wild!!! It’s like soap opera and sport put together. Also, the ladies are way more civil than the men. Also, I’m pretty Russia and Italy are not the best of friends 


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Ka L. Cheung is a cool dude. Him and his coach have a great relationship and theyre both funny.


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3 hours ago, Olympian1010 said:

Ka L. Cheung is a cool dude. Him and his coach have a great relationship and theyre both funny.

 

And you deduced that from...? :p


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11 hours ago, Olympian1010 said:

Fencing is wild!!! It’s like soap opera and sport put together. Also, the ladies are way more civil than the men. Also, I’m pretty Russia and Italy are not the best of friends 

 

sure! non the less, remember that it comes directly from the Medieval duels...:evil:;)

 

the ladies...well, it depends on the girl...there are some examples of very wild and "not so well educated" women (Boubakri being one of them, especially when she gets close to the medal rounds)...

 

ITA vs RUS...it's a great love & hate relationship...:lol:

 

right now, it mainly falls on the "hate" part because they're the 2 main powerhouses (among the senior and even more among the junior ranks) of the sport since quite a long time, because Russia in the most recent past used to steal our best coaches (and Christian Bauer, the best foreign coach of them all, working with us at that time) with not refusable economical offers just when we were suffering cut after cut in fundings and moreover, because of the political rivalry between the FIE President, the Russian multi-billionaire Alisher Usmanov, and his executive vice-President, the Italian NF president too, Giorgio Scarso...

 

so, as you can imagine, there are a lot of unsolved questions between us and our Russian friends...but I'm sure that we still love each other...in the deepest (but I mean...really, really deep...you need to dig all day long to find it :rofl:) part of our hearts...

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4 hours ago, Olympian1010 said:

Ka L. Cheung is a cool dude. Him and his coach have a great relationship and theyre both funny.

 

yeah, and he's also one of the emerging stars of the discipline...

I think we'll see him on the podium of many major competitions, sooner or later...

 

1 hour ago, dcro said:

 

And you deduced that from...? :p

 

I think he was on site @ yesterday's Foil Grand Prix event in Anaheim and saw what was going on...;):mumble:

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5 minutes ago, phelps said:

I think he was on site @ yesterday's Foil Grand Prix event in Anaheim and saw what was going on...;):mumble:

 

Which was kind of my point. How well can you get to know an athlete-coach duo in just one meeting? :p


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8 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

Which was kind of my point. How well can you get to know an athlete-coach duo in just one meeting? :p

 

well, in a given situation (and fencing his definitely one of those), you can easily see if 2 people working together have a very professional only kind of relationship or if the dynamics between the 2 suggest that they might be friends, too...or if they work well together compared to another "team" where the personality of one of the 2 is dominating the other...

or even if there's something more personal (especially the male coach/female athlete duos are often really transparent on their kind of relationship...if they're just professionals or they go well beyond that)...

in a long day at the fencing hall, those things necessarily come out sooner or later...it's up to the viewers, to find out the details...;)

 

p.s. obviously you can always be wrong, make mistakes and misunderstand some situations...:p

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5 hours ago, dcro said:

 

Which was kind of my point. How well can you get to know an athlete-coach duo in just one meeting? :p

By being thier doping control escort maybe?


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5 hours ago, phelps said:

 

yeah, and he's also one of the emerging stars of the discipline...

I think we'll see him on the podium of many major competitions, sooner or later...

 

 

I think he was on site @ yesterday's Foil Grand Prix event in Anaheim and saw what was going on...;):mumble:

I see everything


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