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The Performance of Team USA at the Veteran World Championships 1998-2016

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The USA has been among the dominant countries at the Veteran World Championships since the inaugural championships were first sanctioned by the International Fencing Federation (FIE) in 1997. With a total of 184 podium medals since 1998, the USA is ranked second behind Germany, which has amassed 194 podium medals over the same period. Germany and the US […]

A Visual History of Which Countries Have Dominated Men’s & Women’s Epee at the Cadet & Junior World Championships

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The Cadet and Junior World Fencing Championships is an annual competition organized by the International Fencing Federation (FIE). The Junior World Championships and Cadet World Championships began in 1950 and 1987 respectively and were held in different locations at different times of the year. Beginning in 1993 in Denver, CO, the Junior and Cadet World […]

Performance of Junior Men’s and Women’s Epee Team at Designated Junior World Cups 2012-2016

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We continue our series, “Performance of U.S. Cadet & Junior Teams at Designated Competitions” with a look at the performance of the U.S. Junior Men’s and Women’s Epee Team at designated FIE Junior World Cup competitions over the past five years, 2012-2016. We examined the results of Designated Junior World Cups selected by USFA’s Sports Performance […]

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A Visual History of Which Countries Have Dominated Men’s & Women’s Foil at the Cadet & Junior World Championships

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In our visualization, we have drawn a timeline showing rolling five-year total Top 8 results for the dominant foil countries at the Cadet and Junior World Championships using data from the International Fencing Federation’s (FIE) database. We thought it worthwhile to provide a longitudinal analysis of the comparative performance of US fencers and the leading foil fencing […]

A Visual History of Which Countries Have Dominated Men’s & Women’s Saber at the Cadet & Junior World Championships

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In this visualization, we have drawn a timeline showing rolling five-year total Top 8 medal counts for the dominant saber countries at the Cadet and Junior World Championships using data from the International Fencing Federation’s database. We thought it worthwhile to provide a longitudinal analysis of the comparative performance of US fencers and the leading saber […]

Ranking of Top 8 Medalists for Junior Men’s & Women’s Foil Team at Junior World Cups 2002-2003 to 2016-2017

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Our earlier post, “Performance of Junior Men’s and Women’s Foil Team at Designated Events 2012-2016”, generated considerable discussion around our findings that the U.S. Junior Men’s Foil Team has become more competitive in the Podium, Top 8 and Top 16 tableau categories over the past five years, and that the U.S. Junior Women’s Foil Team […]

Performance of Cadet Men’s and Women’s Saber at Designated Events in Europe 2011 -2016

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Conventional wisdom holds that the performance of Team USA in cadet men’s and women’s saber at Designated European Cadet competitions in the prestigious European Cadet Circuit has become increasingly competitive in recent years. With all the fanfare surrounding Team USA’s recent success in Europe over the past three years, (four gold, three silver and five bronze medals […]

American Fencers Keep Good Company in Rio de Janeiro

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Team USA kept good company at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro when it tied with Hungary and Italy with four medals behind Russia with seven medals. Anchored by the number one ranked foil fencer in the world, Alexander Massialas, Team USA finished with two individual silver medals and two team bronze medals. Alexander […]

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Ranking of U.S. Fencers in the European Cadet Circuit 7/23/2016

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With the fencing season’s first Designated Cadet International competition set for Konin, Poland (Cadet Men’s and Women’s Saber – 9/24/16 – 9/25/16), we thought readers might be interested in the current ranking of USFA fencers in the prestigious European Cadet Circuit. Designated competitions are those selected by the National Coach of each weapon and reviewed by the […]