Fencin at the Simmer Olympics
|Fencin at the Simmer Olympics|
|Events||10 (men: 5; women: 5)|
Fencin haes been contestit at every Simmer Olympic Gemmes syne the birth o the modren Olympic muivement at the 1896 Simmer Olympics in Athens. Weemen's foil made its Olympic debut in Paris, during the 1924 Olympic Gemmes. Thare are three forms o Olympic fencin:
- Foil — a licht thrustin wappen; the valid target is restrictit tae the torso; dooble touches are nae allaed.
- Épée — a hivy thrustin wappen; the valid target aurie covers the entire body; dooble touches are allaed.
- Sabre — a licht cuttin an thrustin wappen; the valid target aurie includes awmaist everything abuin the waist (excludin the back o the heid an the haunds); dooble touches are nae allaed.