Talk:Hungarian Zsuzsanna Krajnyak defeats compatriot Veronika Juhasz, taking 2012 wheelchair fencing bronze

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Beginners guide to fencingEdit

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Beginner's guide to wheelchair fencing

Monday, 03 September 2012 - 21:50

LONDON, 3 September - There will be 12 events in wheelchair fencing when five days of competition gets under way on Tuesday in the North 2 arena at ExCeL.

There are seven for men and five for women. Team events will take place in the men's foil and the women's epee; all other gold medals will be for individual competitions.

Three different weapons are used in fencing: foil, epee and sabre. In foil and epee, scores can only be achieved with hits with the tip of the weapon, whereas in sabre fencers can also reach a score with a hit with the blade of the weapon.

In foil and sabre fencing only the fencer with "the right of way", meaning the one who has started the attack, can score. In epee fencing both fencers can score at the same time.

Wheelchair fencing is one of the oldest sports in the Paralympic Games. It was introduced first as sabre fencing only at the International Stoke Mandeville Games at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury in 1954.

There are three classifications in wheelchair fencing, A, B and C, but only A and B are part of the Paralympic programme. A means that the athletes have a functional sense of balance and trunk function, classification B means less trunk function.

The fencer with the shorter arm length can decide about the distance between the two fencers. Both wheelchairs are placed on a metal plate and strapped down. So the distance between the wheelchairs stays the same during the bout.

Depending on whether both fencers are right- or left-handed or opposite handed, the positions of the wheelchairs are adjusted.

The target areas are different depending on the weapon. In foil fencing only the torso - including the back - is the target area. In sabre it is the whole upper body above the waistline, excluding the hands. In epee it is the whole body, but in wheelchair fencing the legs are excluded and covered with a blanket to make sure that no false scores can be achieved.

Scores are measured by electrical impulses when the weapon touches the opponent's target area and closes a circuit.

To win a bout, one fencer has to score 15 hits.

Fencers wear a helmet to protect their faces from being hit.

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REPUBLISHED: Wheelchair fencing classifications explainedEdit

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REPUBLISHED: Wheelchair fencing classifications explained

Monday, 03 September 2012 - 17:22

LONDON, 3 September - A basic guide to wheelchair fencing classifications at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

All athletes must have a minimal handicap, which means that, due to a permanent disability, they cannot fence standing.

Being eligible to wheelchair fence does not mean that the athletes always use a wheelchair in daily life.

There are fencing events for athletes in categories A, B and C, but only categories A and B are part of the Paralympic programme.

The classification is based on a series of tests and a point system, depending on the muscular function level.

A - athletes with good sitting balance and good trunk control with their fencing arm not affected.

B - athletes with fair sitting balance and their fencing arm not or only minimally affected.

There are individual events for all three weapons, foil, epee and sabre in categories A and B.

In the team events - foil for men and epee for women - both categories can take part.

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Journalists notesEdit

This is the first day of wheelchair fencing competition. They also announced the fact about it being the first medals on the speaker.

Italian and French fans out in force. Several flags for them. Also a few Hungarian flags.

Wheelchairs are locked into place. Equipment is checked. The Polish fans were cheering loudly when their player put on her mask.

Athletes told when ready to salute oppontents. They did. They have three minutes time.

Osvath took lead early in his.

Krajyak took lead early in hers. Cima Marco took lead in his.

French fans are very very loud. The flags came out to wave. There was even French media cheering. Italian fans also cheering for their guy . Easy to pot as have shits on.

There were some scattered French boos at one point. A hungarian flag and Chinese flag present.

tokaltlian got new fol in his match.

Krajnyak in her match kept bending her foil after her poiints and talking to judhes

Osvath looked like he would come out of his chair.

Juhasky in HUN v HUN almost ftopped chairs. Got ag

Pauses in bith FRA v HUN and HUN v HUN where judges consulted


First bronze medalists was in HUN v HIUN with Kranjak winning.

3-5 in FRE v HUN

HUN foot stook striahg tout.

ITA v FRA was close. Was 8-8 and FRA fans were cheering loudly.

The media had people repeatedly loudly cheering from it.

France went ahead 8-11 in ITA v FRA and fances started cleepping and chanting. They were saying something that sounded like arpee. Some Russian fans but not that loud and only one flag. The Poles were sitting in wheelchair are and excited.

The French fans were also sitting next to me.

Hungarian fans also flag waving and chanting the name of their guy in FRA v HUN.

ITA v FRA held lots of attention.

11-14 ITA v FRA and cans nutty.

Then FRA attention switched to FRA v HUN and lots of cheers.

When FRA medalists wheeled out, huge cheers again

Shots of Marco! Huge cheer from one corner for the Hungarians who got louder as that match gor further long.

Sustained loud cheer and people standing when Hungarian won in HUN v FRA.

Last match to be finished was CHN v POL. Close at 13-12.

Marco is getting cheers.

When France bronze announced lots of more cheers. Lots of cheers for both fencers. POL was ahead 13-14 but then tie to 14-14. Cheers of Com on Poland! There were a number who did not want to see China win from sound. Polish flag waved when it was abbounced. At least five I saw and the winner screamed in delight and raised her hands. She was hugged by coach. Other Poles came up to hug her. Huge applause as the HUN from HUN v FRA left.

Women's individual foil category A: KRAJNYAK (HUN) - bronzeEdit

Women's individual foil category A: KRAJNYAK (HUN) - bronze

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 - 19:38

LONDON, 4 September - Comments from Zsuzsanna KRAJNYAK (HUN) after beating Veronika JUHASZ (HUN) in the women's individual foil category A bronze medal bout 15-4 at ExCeL on Tuesday.

Zsuzsanna KRAJNYAK (HUN) - bronze

On if she is happy with bronze: "Yes, I'm happy. I'm a little bit sad as well."

On fighting her compatriot JUHASZ in the bronze medal match: "It was good to know that Hungary had secured a medal (before the bout) - it proves Hungary has a strong fencing history."

On competing and being a mother at the same time: "Getting into the top four was the hardest bit and I did think about my daughter. It's hard to be doing work, being a mother and a Paralympian."

"Now the priority for me is my daughter."

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JUHASZ VeronikaEdit

JUHASZ Veronika Related Participant News Profile Date of Birth: 13 OCT 1973 Gender: Female Place of Birth: Hungary Residence: - Sport: Wheelchair Fencing Event(s):

Women's Individual Epee - Category A Class: A


Women's Individual Foil - Category A Class: A


Women's Team - Category Open Class: A

Participant's Portrait HISTORICAL RESULTS Competition Highlights [Explanation of Competition Highlights (click to open/close)] GENERAL INTEREST Plays: Right (fencingworldwide.com, 01 Feb 2012) SCHEDULE AND RESULTS AT LONDON 2012 Date Time Sport Event Location Result Start List Results Reports TUE 04 09:30 WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Prelim Pool B SYCHEVA Evgeniya RUS vs JUHASZ Veronika HUN ExCeL N2 - Piste 8 5 - 4 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 - WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Prelim Pool B POIGNET Sabrina FRA vs JUHASZ Veronika HUN ExCeL N2 - Piste 8 4 - 5 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 - WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Prelim Pool B WU Baili CHN vs JUHASZ Veronika HUN ExCeL N2 - Piste 8 5 - 3 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 - WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Prelim Pool B JUHASZ Veronika HUN vs YU Chui Yee HKG ExCeL N2 - Piste 8 0 - 5 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 - WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Prelim Pool B JUHASZ Veronika HUN vs BOUWKAMP Catherine USA ExCeL N2 - Piste 8 2 - 5 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 13:00 WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Quarterfinal JUHASZ Veronika HUN vs BERNARD Delphine FRA ExCeL N2 - Piste 4 15 - 9 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 17:45 WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Semifinal WU Baili CHN vs JUHASZ Veronika HUN ExCeL N2 - Piste 6 15 - 5 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 18:30 WF Women's Ind Foil - Cat. A Brz Mdl Bout KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN vs JUHASZ Veronika HUN ExCeL N2 - Piste 5 15 - 4 Draw Results Reports WED 05 - WF Women's Ind. Epee - Cat. A Prelim Pool B JUHASZ Veronika HUN vs YU Chui Yee HKG ExCeL N2 - Piste 6

Draw Reports WED 05 - WF Women's Ind. Epee - Cat. A Prelim Pool B JUHASZ Veronika HUN vs EFIMOVA Yulia RUS ExCeL N2 - Piste 6

Draw Reports WED 05 - WF Women's Ind. Epee - Cat. A Prelim Pool B JUHASZ Veronika HUN vs POIGNET Sabrina FRA ExCeL N2 - Piste 6

Draw Reports WED 05 - WF Women's Ind. Epee - Cat. A Prelim Pool B JUHASZ Veronika HUN vs MOREL Sylvie CAN ExCeL N2 - Piste 6

Draw Reports WED 05 - WF Women's Ind. Epee - Cat. A Prelim Pool B JUHASZ Veronika HUN vs KIM Sun-Mi KOR ExCeL N2 - Piste 6

Draw Reports FRI 07 11:00 WF Women's Team Cat. Open - QF 4 France vs Hungary ExCeL N2 - Piste 6

Draw Reports

KRAJNYAK ZsuzsannaEdit

KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna Related Participant News Profile Date of Birth: 23 DEC 1978 Gender: Female Place of Birth: Hungary Residence: - Sport: Wheelchair Fencing Event(s):

Women's Individual Epee - Category A Class: A


Women's Individual Foil - Category A Class: A


Women's Team - Category Open Class: A

Participant's Portrait HISTORICAL RESULTS Competition Highlights [Explanation of Competition Highlights (click to open/close)] Rank Event Year Location Paralympic Games 2 Team Epee 2004 Athens, GRE 2 Team Foil 2004 Athens, GRE 3 Individual Epee - Category A 2004 Athens, GRE 3 Individual Epee - Category A 2000 Sydney, NSW, AUS 3 Individual Foil - Category A 2000 Sydney, NSW, AUS GENERAL INTEREST Additional Information: General PARALYMPIC PROMOTION She is an active Paralympic Movement promoter. (paralympic.org, 02 Aug 2011)

Medals at London 2012 Medals Icon x1 Women's Individual Foil - Category A SCHEDULE AND RESULTS AT LONDON 2012 Date Time Sport Event Location Result Start List Results Reports TUE 04 - WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Prelim Pool A KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN vs RONG Jing CHN ExCeL N2 - Piste 6 4 - 5 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 - WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Prelim Pool A KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN vs BERNARD Delphine FRA ExCeL N2 - Piste 6 1 - 5 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 - WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Prelim Pool A KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN vs FAN Pui Shan HKG ExCeL N2 - Piste 6 5 - 1 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 - WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Prelim Pool A KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN vs TRIGILIA Loredana ITA ExCeL N2 - Piste 6 5 - 4 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 - WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Prelim Pool A KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN vs LAO In I MAC ExCeL N2 - Piste 6 5 - 1 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 13:00 WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Quarterfinal KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN vs RONG Jing CHN ExCeL N2 - Piste 2 15 - 14 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 17:45 WF Women's Ind. Foil - Cat. A Semifinal YU Chui Yee HKG vs KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN ExCeL N2 - Piste 5 15 - 4 Draw Results Reports TUE 04 18:30 WF Women's Ind Foil - Cat. A Brz Mdl Bout KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN vs JUHASZ Veronika HUN ExCeL N2 - Piste 5 15 - 4 Draw Results Reports WED 05 - WF Women's Ind. Epee - Cat. A Prelim Pool A FIDRYCH Marta POL vs KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN ExCeL N2 - Piste 8

Draw Reports WED 05 - WF Women's Ind. Epee - Cat. A Prelim Pool A WU Baili CHN vs KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN ExCeL N2 - Piste 8

Draw Reports WED 05 - WF Women's Ind. Epee - Cat. A Prelim Pool A KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN vs GORLINA Alla UKR ExCeL N2 - Piste 8

Draw Reports WED 05 - WF Women's Ind. Epee - Cat. A Prelim Pool A KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN vs FAN Pui Shan HKG ExCeL N2 - Piste 8

Draw Reports WED 05 - WF Women's Ind. Epee - Cat. A Prelim Pool A KRAJNYAK Zsuzsanna HUN vs LAO In I MAC ExCeL N2 - Piste 8

Draw Reports FRI 07 11:00 WF Women's Team Cat. Open - QF 4 France vs Hungary ExCeL N2 - Piste 6

Draw Reports

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