Not so fast: Kovalev (RUS) v Szilagyi (HUN)

The final bout of the team match between Russia and Hungary was crazy exciting. Aron Szilagyi, reigning Olympic champion, ridiculous prodigy and generally exciting fencer to watch, with a hell of a chase ahead of him. His opponent: the newly crowned World Champion, who had been fencing with almost unbelievable brilliance the day before in the individual event. Much tension! Maybe a little bit too much.

As always, gratuitous slow mo:

Oooooooh ouch.

In case you missed it yesterday, here’s the full match: