JO - Londres 2012 : Flessel porte-drapeau Laura Flessel-Colovic a été désignée lundi porte-drapeau de la délégation française pour les Jeux Olympiques de Londres. Elle est la troisième femme - après Christine Caron et Marie-José Pérec - à décrocher ce titre honorifique.
One of the things that attracted me to fencing was that fencers can remain competitive well into their 60s and 70s (with some people in their 80s and 90s still fencing). I was privileged to watch a 65-year-old foilist beat 20-something competitors at a national competition. They were fitter and faster than he was, but when they came close to score his bladework and strategy saw him land the hits and win the bouts.
Brazil's Amanda Netto Simeao (L) competes against France's Marie-Florence Candassamy during their womens individual epee qualifying bout as part of the fencing event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on August 6, 2016, at the Carioca Arena 3, in Rio de Janeiro.. / AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV
"I fence because I love it, I love the intimacy of one on one combat. It's just you and the opponent, I train harder than anyone else because there is no other option than being the best." - Miles Charley-Watson