• Short Summary

    THE WORLD SABRE CHAMPION, UMIAR MAVILIJANOV OF THE SOVIET UNION, WON THE SABRE GOLD MEDAL AT THE PRE-OLYMPICS FENCING IN MEXICO CITY ON MONDAY NIGHT.

  • Description


    OCHYRA FENCING WITH KOVACS OF HUNGARY AND WINNING THE BOUT; MATCH BETWEEN MAVILIJANOV AND PEZSA; MAVILIJANOV, PEZSA AND OCHYRA ON ROSTRUM TO RECEIVE THEIR MEDALS.




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    EDITORS: NOT MORE THAN THREE MINUTES OF THIS FILM MAY BE USED IN ANY ONE SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMME, AND NOT MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN ONE DAY
    SPORT: FENCING

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    Background: THE WORLD SABRE CHAMPION, UMIAR MAVILIJANOV OF THE SOVIET UNION, WON THE SABRE GOLD MEDAL AT THE PRE-OLYMPICS FENCING IN MEXICO CITY ON MONDAY NIGHT. HE WON IN A BARRAGE WITH TIBOR PEZSA OF HUNGARY, THE OLYMPIC CHAMPION, AND EMIL OCHYRA OF POLAND.

    THE SABRE SEMI-FINALS, AS WELL AS THE FINALS, WAS DOMINATED BY EAST EUROPEAN FENCES. ALL THE EIGHT FINALISTS WERE EAST EUROPEANS, AND OF THESE FIVE WERE HUNGARIANS. HUNGARIAN FENCERS HAVE DOMINATED THE SABRE EVENTS IN INTERNATIONAL FENCING FOR YEARS, STEMMING FROM THE TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SKILL WITH THE CAVALRY SABRE.

    IN THE FINALS, A BARRAGE HAD TO BE FOUGHT BETWEEN MAVILIJANOV PEZSA AND OCHYRA TO DECIDE WHO WOULD BE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD, AFTER ALL THREE HAD FIVE WINS AND TWO DEFEATS. IN THE BARRAGE, MAVILIJANOV WON HIS TWO MATCHES AND PEZSA BEAT OCHYRA TO WIN THE SILVER MEDAL, LEAVING OCHYRA WITH THE BRONZE. AS IN FENCING WITH FOIL AND EPEE, THE WINNER IS THE FENCER WHO FIRST SCORES FIVE HITS ON HIS OPPONENT. SCORING IS WITH THE EDGE OF THE BLADE AS WELL AS THE POINT, AND THE TARGET IS THE HEAD AND BODY DOWN TO THE WAIST.

    SABRE FENCING IS CONSIDERED TO BE ROUGHER AND WITH LESS "FINESSE" THAN FOIL AND EPEE. ALTHOUGH COMPETITION SABRE BLADES ARE VERY LIGHT COMPARED WITH ACTUAL FIGHTING SABRES, AND ARE BLUNT, THE SABRE FENCER CAN EMERGE FROM A COMPETITION WITH NUMEROUS BRUISES. AS WITH THE EPEE, WITH ITS FAIRLY RIGID BLADE, WOMEN DO NOT FENCE WITH SABRE FOR SAFETY REASONS. HOWEVER, THE SABRE FENCER IS NOT ENCUMBERED WITH TRAILING ELECTRICAL LEADS FOR ELECTRICAL SCORING DEVICES LIKE FENCERS WITH FOIL AND EPEE, WHICH SCORE EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE POINT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83R2O070C9GXT8D4HV7NB08P5
    Media URN:
    VLVA83R2O070C9GXT8D4HV7NB08P5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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