These young Soviet fencers are training for the coming world youth championships to be held in April.
These young Soviet fencers are training for the coming world youth championships to be held in April. In the eliminatory contests hors concour experienced masters take part too. The epee fencers are Mavlikhanov, on the right, and Kuznetsov, an Olympic prize holder. Mavlikhanov is attacking vigorously...and he wins the bout. The young fencer gains the upper hand over an experienced Master of Sport. Alexandra Zabelina, world champion, meets with the student girl Prudskova in the finals. They are using foils...As the foil thrusts are inflicted in a trice, a special device helps the referees to keep the score. Zabelina has inflicted the thrust this time. Prudskova equalizes the score. A new attack...One more thrust...The victory over the world champion is a great achievement for Prudskova, the student from Saratov.