Changes to the 4m

A proposal from Russia to the FIE Congress:

“t.17.3. In saber fencing The Referee places each of the two competitors in such a way that the back foot of each is 2 meters from the center line of the piste (that is, in front of the ‘on-guard’ lines).”

I’d like to address this in the kind of serious and systematic fashion it deserves:

lol wut?

I guess they’re sick of getting hit with this: