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August 9th, 2008

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12:06 pm - Womens' Sabre sweeps the Olympics
There's something awesome about turning on the television and seeing our women sabre fencers take three medals in the Olympics, remembering when their sport wasn't even recognised by most of the world (including the USFA) and watching it develop before my eyes.

I honestly never thought I would see women's sabre on broadcast television. I was in disbelief when fencing was on my television. . . And utterly confused when I saw it was womens' sabre.

These women have brought home the first sweep of any fencing event in US history. Zagunis is the first US fencer to win back-to-back gold medals (and the first one she won in Athens was the first fencing gold in over a century). Jacobson and Ward have really impressed me today, too, particularly Ward, who came from a 6-1 deficit to win her Bronze. (They're also pretty hot, if that'll get you to check out their profiles).

I'm very proud of the women who won this event. They proved all those who said that women should not fence sabre very wrong today.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Current Music: "Volcano", -JB

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Date:August 10th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
Indeed! It's a wonderful thing! Just, awesome. I remember hearing about some of them when I was fencing. Zagunis' name is well-recognized by me, as is Jacobson's. Ward is a new one to me, but I'm not surprised: I've been out of the game for a long while by now.

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