Fencing for ladies (foil ONLY, in those days & for decades to come!) Women fencers, the Glass Ceiling was in fencing as well. Only foil, only 4 points to win - men had to go for 5. I wanted to learn saber, but my father/teacher said women didn't fence saber. Period. I was rather upset. I wanted more "swash" to my "buckle".
The best sports pictures of 2016: Davide Garozzo of Italy ﴾R﴿ and Timur Satin of Russia compete in the men's individual foil fencing event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug. 7.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: Daniele Garozzo (L) of Italy competes with Alexander Massialas (R) of the United States on his way to winning the Men's Individual Foil Final on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 3 on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
An overview shows France's team celebrating after winning the mens team epee gold medal bout between Italy and France as part of the fencing event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on August 14, 2016, at the Carioca Arena 3, in Rio de Janeiro. / AFP / Laurent KALFALA