• Short Summary

    FENCERS FROM EIGHT COUNTRIES - BELGIUM, FRANCE, HUNGARY, ITALY, SWEDEN, WEST GERMANY, USA AND BRITAIN - FOUGHT OUT THE FINALS OF THE CHALLENGE MARTINI INTERNATIONAL EPEE COMPETITION IN LONDON, MARCH 17.

  • Description

    FENCERS FROM EIGHT COUNTRIES - BELGIUM, FRANCE, HUNGARY, ITALY, SWEDEN, WEST GERMANY, USA AND BRITAIN - FOUGHT OUT THE FINALS OF THE CHALLENGE MARTINI INTERNATIONAL EPEE COMPETITION IN LONDON, MARCH 17.

    THE CHALLENGE TROPHY WAS WON BY THE WORLD EPEE CHAMPION OF 1958, ENGLISH FRUIT FARMER, BILL HOSKYNS. IN A VIGOROUS FINAL HE DEFEATED THE TALL (6FT.7IN.) FRENCH EPEE AND OLYMPIC CHAMPION, GERARD LEFRANCE, 20 - 8. EARLIER, LEFRANCE BEAT HIS FRENCH TEAM-MATE D. DEGALLIER, 9-7.

    JACK GUITTET OF FRANCE, 1961 CHAMPION, WAS ELIMINATED IN A QUARTER FINAL BOUT BY A.CHIARI OF ITALY, WHO WON 8-5.

    INAUGURATED IN 1960, THE MARTINI INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT IS CONSIDERED THE LEADING WORLD EPEE COMPETITION OUTSIDE THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES. THE PRIZES WERE PRESENTED BY MR.CHARLES FORTE, A KEEN SUPPORTER OF THE BRITISH AMATEUR FENCING ASSOCIATION. A PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY, THE CUP IS HELD BY THE WINNER FOR ONE YEAR.

    THE COMPETITION WAS JUDGED WITH ELECTRICAL APPARATUS WHICH AUTOMATICALLY SIGNALLED HITS WITH A LIGHT AND BELL. WITH THE EPEE, OR DUELLING SWORD, HITS CAN BE SCORED WITH THE POINT ONLY ON ANY PART OF THE FENCER OF HIS EQUIPMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3JTJLDC89P4E4O2DRVH0CQCDH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JTJLDC89P4E4O2DRVH0CQCDH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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