Mon Sep 11, 2017 07:37AM
Iranian female fencers Fatemeh Zare’ (C) and Anousha Shahabi (L)
Iranian female fencers Fatemeh Zare’ (C) and Anousha Shahabi (L)

Iranian fencers have demonstrated outstanding displays of skills and agility at the 2nd edition of TFF Minime Series & Thailand Open Fencing Championships 2017, and collected four medals at the international event.

On Sunday, Mohammad Rezaei Taadi lost to his opponent in the final contest of men's individual épée at Fashion Island Shopping Mall in the Thai capital city of Bangkok, and received the silver medal.

Iranian female athletes Fatemeh Zare’ and Anousha Shahabi also overcame their Asian rivals in the women’s contests, and received silver and bronze medals respectively.

The 2nd edition of TFF Minime Series & Thailand Open Fencing Championships 2017 kicked off on September 9, and will conclude on September 17.

The épée is the modern derivative of the dueling sword used in fencing. As a thrusting weapon, the épée is similar to a foil, but has a stiffer blade, which is triangular in cross-section with a V-shaped groove called a fuller, has a larger bell guard, and is heavier.

There are no rules regarding priority and right of way in the épée competitions, and the entire body is a valid target area.