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By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio has had its swords at the ready for the past week, having hosted a two-part Olympic test event in fencing. The city first welcomed fencers from all over the world for the Rio Grand Prix before the Team World Championships took place in the Carioca Arena 3 in the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca.

Fencing is contested with three different weapons, dividing competitions into the épée, the foil and the sabre disciplines. Fencers tend to specialize in only one, but not always.

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