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Miles Chamley-Watson Wins Worlds

I hope that you (HHS fencers) have been following the 2013 World Fencing Championships in Budapest. If not, many of the bouts will soon be available on YouTube. I was not able to find many that were ready for viewing yet, and unfortunately my cable service provider did not show the television broadcasts of the event. (Grrrr….) But we’ll just have to be patient.

So the headlines are hard to avoid: Miles Chamley-Watson won gold in Men’s Foil, the first U.S. man to win an Individual Senior World Fencing Championship title. Miles, if you’re reading this… Congratulations!! We’re proud of you and your accomplishments, and for setting the bar high for American fencers. There is a short highlight video clip so that you can see the winning touch. For the upcoming videos, go to YouTube and do a search for the World Fencing Championships.

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World Championships in Budapest

We’re just one day away from the World Championships that will be in Budapest! To make the comparison, this is like the Superbowl of the sport of fencing, the opportunity to earn a world title, no easy feat. I don’t know how much, if any, of the event will be shown on U.S. television, but we can always hope. It’s one of a few aspects about our sport that I would change–fencing is not very spectator-friendly.

But, then along comes someone brilliant (I don’t know who, yet) who creates a great teaser for the World Championship event. If you ask many fencers, I’m sure that they will tell you that they were inspired to try fencing by one of the characters or a similar character found in this video. Watch, and tell me what you think: