Fencing

With more than 300 participating athletes, Fencing is among the most popular sports at the Summer Universiade. Valentina Vezzali, Time Nagy, Xue Tan, Stanislav Podzniakov, Pavel Kolobkov and Marcel Fisher are just few names who won Olympic as well as Summer Universiade medals, reflecting on the high standard of the competitions.

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EVENTS Summer universiade

All Events Summer Universiade

2019

Napoli (ITA), 20/07 - 31/07
(to be confirmed)

2017

Taipei City (TPE), 19/8-30/8 2017

2015

 Gwangju (KOR), 3/07 - 14/07

2013

 Kazan (RU), 6/7 - 17/07

2011

Shenzhen (CHN)

2009

Belgrade (SRB)

Fencing

History of Fencing in FISU

In the broadest possible sense, fencing is the art of armed combat involving cutting, stabbing or bludgeoning weapons directly manipulated by hand, rather than shot, thrown or positioned. Fencing is one of the few sports that have featured at every modern Olympic Games and it is part of the FISU sports programme since the 1st International University Sports Week in Merano in 1949. With more than 300 participating athletes, fencing is among the most popular sports at the Summer Universiade.
In 1959, FISU organised the first World University Games (Summer Universiade) in Turin and fencing was successfully included in the competition programme. The 1989 Summer Universiade in Duisburg (GER) wrote history with two new elements being added to the fencing tournament: one in the programme, which included women’s epee for the first time; the other on the technical level with the sabre events being judged via an electric device. The level of the tournament was outstanding with world-class fencers in every discipline. In women’s foil, for instance, we found the Italian and German selections, and the same athletes who would contest the top two places in the Seoul Olympics, and who would meet in Barcelona in the same final three years later. The successful story of fencing continued with the Universiade in Sheffield in 1991. Several world champion title holders confirmed their mastery by taking gold medals at the Universiade. Until today, the quality of the Universiade fencing tournaments remains remarkable.
Valentina Vezzali, Time Nagy, Xue Tan, Stanislav Podzniakov, Pavel Kolobkov and Marcel Fisher are just few names who won Olympic as well as Summer Universiade medals, reflecting on the high standard of the competitions.

 

FISU Regulations

The fencing events will be organised in accordance with the most recent technical rules of the “Fédération Internationale d'Escrime” (FIE). The programme and duration of the competitions will be fixed by the Executive Committee in agreement with the Organising Committee and the CTI. In principle, the programme will last six (6) days and will include the following events:
 

 

Individual Events

Team Events

Men

Epee

Epee

Foil

Foil

Sabre

Sabre

Women 

Epee

Epee

Foil

Foil

Sabre

Sabre

 

The international referees will be appointed by the FIE in close cooperation with FISU and the Organising Committee. The countries participating in the fencing competition must participate in covering the costs of the international referees and judges from FIE (Art. 5.3.1).

 

Minimum Requirements for Fencing

The Organising Committee must provide, for exclusive use, an indoor hall with sufficient pistes to carry out the fencing competition as approved by the Fencing CT. The FIE regulations must be followed.

 

Final Piste

 1

 Gender Segregated

X

 500

 50

Competition Pistes

16

Gender Segregated

X

-

-

Training Pistes

16

 Gender Segregated

-

-

-

Type of venue

Number

Changing room competitors

Changing room TOJR

Spectator Seating

Press and Media Seating

 

  • The fencing competition must take place under one roof. It is allowed that:
    • Training pistes may be located in an adjoining facility
    • Finals pistes may be located separately from the main competition and training facility
  • The final and semi-final pistes must be elevated (50cm) off the ground
  • Electronic timing and scoring equipment will be required for each competition piste
  • The pistes must be accessible for public viewing by providing circulation and standing room between the pistes. The A Final piste must be arranged to accommodate additional seats or maximise spectator seating.
  • Lighting must follow FIE regulations, being constant throughout the fencing hall
  • The Organising Committee must provide an on-site emergency ambulance

 

Note: Scoreboard and TV screen will be managed by the competition software (not manually).

 

Previous Events 

  • 2009 - 25th Summer Universiade – Belgrade (SRB)
  • 2007 - 24th Summer Universiade – Bangkok (THA)
  • 2005 - 23rd Summer Universiade – Izmir (TUR)
  • 2003 - 22nd Summer Universiade – Daegu (KOR)
  • 2001 - 21st Summer Universiade – Beijing (CHN)
  • 1999 - 20th Summer Universiade - Palma de Mallorca (ESP)
  • 1997 - 19th Summer Universiade – Sicily (ITA)
  • 1995 - 18th Summer Universiade – Fukuoka (JPN)
  • 1993 - 17th Summer Universiade – Buffalo (USA)
  • 1991 - 16th Summer Universiade – Sheffield (GBR)
  • 1989 - 15th Summer Universiade – Duisburg (FRG)
  • 1987 - 14th Summer Universiade – Zagreb (YUG)
  • 1985 - 13th Summer Universiade – Kobe (JPN)
  • 1983 - 12th Summer Universiade – Edmonton (CAN)
  • 1981 - 11th Summer Universiade – Bucharest (ROU)
  • 1979 - 10th Summer Universiade - Mexico City (MEX)
  • 1977 - 9th Summer Universiade – Sofia (BUL)
  • 1973 - 7th Summer Universiade – Moscow (URS)
  • 1970 - 6th Summer Universiade – Torino (ITA)
  • 1967 - 5th Summer Universiade – Tokyo (JPN)
  • 1965 - 4th Summer Universiade – Budapest (HUN)
  • 1963 - 3rd Summer Universiade - Porto Alegre (BRA)
  • 1961 - 2nd Summer Universiade – Sofia (BUL)
  • 1959 - 1st Summer Universiade – Torino (ITA)