Women's Team USA Sweeps the Individual Sabre Gold, Silver & Bronze


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Titan6
August 10, 2008, 05:53 PM
I don't normally post over here but you have to hand it to these fine young ladies. I would also like to point out they are easy on the eyes as well.


http://www.nbcolympics.com/teamusa/medals/medalists/index.html

http://www.nbcolympics.com/athletes/athlete=857/bio/index.html

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Titan6
August 10, 2008, 06:08 PM
Well, I certainly would not want to be on the other end.... But by all accounts all three are incredible athletes.

wheelgunslinger
August 10, 2008, 08:12 PM
can't wait to see if our team can take the Korean archers this time around.
The Korean team is INCREDIBLE.

hso
August 10, 2008, 08:21 PM
Clean sweep on the women's saber? Yeeehaaw!

I doubt that anyone could credibly question the athletic talent of any Olympic level fencer. At this level of competition all of them will be exceptional.

Any of these folks could close from 21 ft so quickly that the Tueller drill wouldn't have any meaning any more.

Librarian
August 11, 2008, 12:49 AM
Generally, sabreurs are a little bit ... aggressive ...

Sabreurs - or "sabreurs" fence sabre - a single-edged weapon characterized by sudden charges and wide, slashing attacks. Sabreurs prefer tight black leather clothing. Studded collars and wristbands are also quite common, as well as dog-collars, leather hoods, multiply- pierced body parts and grotesque or obscene tattoos. While many wear highly-polished pointed-toed boots with silver toe caps and spurs, most prefer heavier stompin' boots of the Doc Marten variety.

Sabre fencers tend to be more heavily built than the other two. In sharp contrast to the casual brutality of the epeeists, or the studied, exquisite cruelties practiced by foil fencers, sabreurs are most often prone to random behavior. Screaming is a common manifestation of this, and the source of much amusement for groups of sabreurs out on the town. (Particularly when touring libraries, museums, retail outlets, and hospital wards.) Occasionally a sabre fencer will leap without warning into heavy traffic. His compatriots will generally take advantage of the ensuing confusion to loot the nearest music store.From a little thing going around about 10 years ago, Lock up Your Silver: There's Fencers in Town (http://www.fencing.net/forums/thread2574.html) (though the physical description applies mostly to male sabreurs).

Just found the author's name again: "by Jeff O'Brien"

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