Jilara (jilara) wrote,
Jilara
jilara

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Woo, hoo, Women's Sabre!

The USA WOMEN's sabre team won gold and bronze! This is a double triumph! Not only have these women shown the guys how it is done, they did it in sabre!

Brief history here. Until a couple decades ago, women were not allowed to do sabre, but had to content themselves with foil. (Back in the '70's, when Cal Poly wanted me on their fencing team, I gave the condition that I be allowed to study sabre. Sorry, they said, but no. Double loss, them without one of their star foil people, me without sabre lessons. :-( I got lessons privately later, from an ex-Olympic fencer.) Finally, women were allowed into the sabre elite. And wow, have they done credit to themselves!

So congrats to Mariel Zaggunis on her gold and Sada Jacobson on the bronze! This is only the US's second fencing gold since 1904 (for the team fencing), and the first sabre EVER!
Subscribe

  • Circe has rejoined the world

    After months of turning into Ghost Cat, after the back-to-back incidents of the Visit to the Vet, the Evil Bag Monster, and Andrew Moves In--How…

  • Jiro and Rain

    Well, Jiro has been going outside for a couple weeks, now, and today was his first encounter with rain. He is certain it's a practical joke pulled by…

  • The heartbreak of clumping litter

    I was probably better off because I was being cheap, and didn't switch from old-style cat litter (non-clumping) until very recently. And then when I…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 2 comments