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Congrats to a Maia Chamberlain’s BRONZE🥉Medal at Div 1 National Championship #Repost @usfencing ・・・

Congratulations to Hudson Santana representing AFFA and Puerto Rico at his first World Championships. He finished 13th out of 122 fencers in Cadets and qualified for the Youth Olympics taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October 2018! Bravo!

FENCING FACTS

Fencing is one of the only four sports to be included in every modern Olympic Games, since the first in 1896. Fencing was also a sport in the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece. The tip of the fencing weapon is the second fastest moving object in sport; the first is the marksman’s bullet.

 

WHY FENCING

The sport of fencing is a uniquely classic sport. Fencing develops discipline, balance, coordination, and sportsmanship. It helps youth develop quicker reflexes and the ability to make fast analyses of tactical situations which transfer to problem solving skills. Mentally it is mind consuming, allowing not a moments break earning its nickname “Physical Chess”.

Fencing is a great channel for COLLEGE acceptance and athletics scholarships to the top universities around the country.

 

 

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