2014-2015 FIE men’s sabre season starts tonight!

It’s that time of year again: The first comp of the men’s sabre FIE season, the Budapest World Cup, starts tonight.

  • Preliminary rounds: 12am AEDT Saturday
  • IndividualTableau of 64 starts 8pm AEDT Saturday
  • Teams starts 6pm AEDT Sunday.

Live results will be available right here. Live video streams are here.

Here’s a reminder of how last year went down:

There were some concerns that last year’s champion, Kim Junghwan, was out of action due to injury, but it seems he’s there and ready to defend his title. It’s the 100th anniversary of the Hungarian Fencing Federation, so I suspect they might be out for some gold themselves. Wonder who might be the favourite here?

szilagyi

Impossible to say.

Szilagyi, like the rest of the top 16, will be having the day off today, but if you’d like to get yourself in the mood for tomorrow, try this out if you haven’t already: