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British Olympic Fencers

from Mail Online

Gongs for our golden stars: Hoy set to be knighted as Brown says the nation wants athletes honoured

A relaxed Gordon Brown talks to British fencers Katy Livingston, centre, and Heather Fell at the fencing event of modern pentathlon at the Beijing Olympics

from BuzzFeed

15 Reasons To Root For UK Olympic Fencer James Honeybone

Robert James Gilbert "Bob" Anderson (15 September 1922 – 1 January 2012) was a British Olympic fencer, and a renowned film fight choreographer, with a cinema career that spanned more than 50 years and included films such as Highlander, The Princess Bride, The Mask of Zorro, The Lord of the Rings, and Die Another Day. He was regarded as the premier choreographer of Hollywood sword-fighting.

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Previously with Philip Mould & Co.: Painted by the famous photographer and designer Cecil Beaton, this powerful and almost sculptural portrait depicts Beaton’s partner, the American Olympic fencer Kinmont Hoitsma. This painting remained in Hoitsma’s possession until his death in 2013. 50.8 x 40.7cm. #cecilbeaton #photographer #modernbritish #portrait #sculptural #olympics

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“We have always been drawn to the elegance of Venetian carnival masks and were inspired by the 1920s British silent drama film Carnival.”“Our father was an Olympic fencer, and we have always been inspired by the old fencing masks he used to wear, so we created our own modern take on it.” Made of alpaca silver and brass. - Photographed by Olivia Bee | Styled by Jorden Bickham

Ukraine’s Yana Shemyakina won a gold medal in the women’s individual epee fencing category. Britta Heidemann of Germany took silver, and Yujie Sun of China took bronze.

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from BBC News

British Darth Vader fighter dies aged 89

Former Olympic fencer Bob Anderson, who staged fights in Star Wars films and From Russia With Love, has died at the age of 89.