Betting on Fencing: Strategy, Odds and Sportsbooks
How do you bet on fencing? Is there any strategy or betting tips? Well, the tournament win bet is the most common – pick your gold medal winner – but it’s a sport where upsets can be commonplace so it’s key you know your sport and the records of the players you’re betting on. It is crucial you research past head-to-heads with some fencers struggling against certain competitors ranked below them.
Another key factor to consider when betting on fencing at the Olympics is the temperament of the fencer and how they’ve performed at the pinnacle of their sport – the Olympics – so check their previous results. For fencing odds you’ll need to contact your betting provider direct and check different betting sites to see their offers for new and existing customers.
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What is Fencing
The art of fencing goes back to the development of swordmanship for duels and self defense with one of the earliest books on the subject written in Spain in the middle of the 15th century. Its emergence as a sport was in the 18th century with the establishment of an academy in London; it comprises three disciplines: the foil, epee and saber weapons. It formed an integral part of the first modern Olympics in 1896 and has been part of the Games ever since.
Betting on Fencing at the Olympics
At the 2021 games there will 12 fencing events: six for men and six for women, incorporating all three weapons. There will be a total of 200 competitors in Tokyo
Each competitor wears protective clothing and a face mask with blunt-bladed weapons used to minimize the chances of injury. Points are scored for contact made with your opponent at various points of the body.
At the last Olympics the US picked up silver in the men’s individual foil, Alexander Massialas; silver in the men’s individual saber, Daryl Homer; and bronze in men’s team foil and the women’s team saber. There are high hopes for the US fencers in Tokyo with both Race Imboden and Eli Dershwitz second ranked in the world for foil and saber respectively.