Top 10 Best Sword Fighters 2016
Ever since the Bronze Age, skills in swordsmanship have been revered by normal folks and rulers alike, as a nation is as strong as the people guarding it. Sword fighting has been considered as an ancient art but nowadays it is an accepted sport worldwide. Not only men but women also are a fan of it closely followed by fencing. Some people might think that it is something that can only be found in movies and video games but, it is pretty real when it comes to sword fighting being a sport. Though there is no major sports event on Swordsmanship, Fencing is the closest sport to it and here we take a look at the Top 10 Best Sword Fighters 2016.
Top 10 Best Sword Fighters 2016
10. Giovanna Trillini
At number 10 in Top 10 Best Sword Fighters 2016 is Giovanna Trillini from Italy. She is the among the greatest female fencers of all time and second in terms of Olympic gold among female fencers. She has won 4 Olympic Gold (3 team and 1 individual), 9 World Championships (7 team and 2 individual) and 2 European Championships.
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9. Lucien Gaudin
At number 9 in Top 10 Best Sword Fighters 2016 is Lucien Gaudin from France. He is one of the French’s greats in fencing who has won gold or silver in every Olympic event that he ever participated in, thus earning four gold and two silver medals. He also won two international titles, first European title and nine consecutive French titles in foil.
8. Nedo Nadi
At number 8 in Top 10 Best Sword Fighters 2016 is Nedo Nadi from Italy. He is among the greatest Italian fencers and has many records to his name. Nadi is the only fencer to win a gold medal at each of the three weapons at a single Olympic game and most fencing gold medals at a single Olympic game. He has a total of 9 Olympic gold to his name.
7. Rudolf Karpati
At number 7 in Top 10 Best Sword Fighters 2016 is Rudolf Karpati from Hungary. He was named the Hungarian Sportsman of the Year for 1959 and 1960 considering that he had won six gold medals in Sabre and seven World Championships. Apart from being an accomplished fencer, he was also a good violinist.
6. Pal Covacs
At number 6 is Pal Covacs from Hungary. He was a hurdler who switched to Fencing and became part of the world dominating Fencing team of Hungary that won 5 Olympic gold medals and 8 World Championships between 1936 and 1960. He won his Olympic Individual gold in 1952.
5. Valentina Vezzali
At number 5 in Top 10 Best Sword Fighters 2016 is Valentina Vezzali from Italy. She is the greatest female fencer of all time is the only of the four athletes to have won 5 Olympic medals in the same individual event. She has won 6 Olympic Gold (3 individual), 16 World Championships (6 individual) and 13 European Championships ( 5 individual).
4. Isao Machii
At number 4 in Top 10 Best Sword Fighters 2016 is Isao Machii from Japan. He is one of the most popular swordsmen in the world and mostly due to his various Guinness records that include Most martial arts sword cuts to one mat, Fastest 1000 martial arts sword cuts, most martial arts sword cuts to straw mats in three minutes and Fastest Tennis Ball cut by a sword (820 kmph).
3. Aladar Gerevich
At number 3 is Aladar Gerevich from Hungary. He is often regarded as “The Greatest Olympic Swordsman” of all time having won 6 Olympic Gold medals in Sabre events both as individual and part of a team. He also holds the record for the most years in between the first and last Olympic gold which in his case is a staggering 28 years.
2. Edoardo Mangiarotti
At number 2 in Top 10 Best Sword Fighters 2016 is Edoardo Mangiarotti from Italy. He is the greatest Fencer of all time having won more Olympic titles and World Championships than any other fencer. He has won 13 World Championships in both solo and team and 6 Olympic gold in both team and individual.
1. Tetsuzan Kuroda
At number 1 in Top 10 Best Sword Fighters 2016 is Tetsuzan Kuroda from Japan. He is often considered the greatest Swordsman from Japan ever. He is the sensei of Shinbukan Kuroda Dojo and he inherited his knowledge via his family line and is the headmaster of his family’s martial legacy.
These are the some of the greatest Swords Fighters of the modern times.