Ten fun facts about Fencing
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The tip of the fencing weapon is the second fastest moving object in sport after the marksman's bullet.
Fencing has been included in every Olympic game since 1898.
The fencing suits are white, because in earlier times, touching was recorded with a piece of cotton at the tip of the weapon dripped in ink.
It wasn't until 1898 that the 4 minutes timing limit has been invented.Fact 5:
President Theodor Roosevelt and Winston Churchill are former fencers.Fact 6:
The first electronic scoring machine for fencing was invented in 1936.Fact 7:
Fencing as a game goes back to as early as 1200 A.D.Fact 8:
The categories of fencing under the Olympics are; Foil, Epee, and Sabre.Fact 9:
Fencing is known for being the only combat sport with no weight classes.Fact 10:
Many of the ballet positions are derived from fencing. Go to more sport facts ❯
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