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Foil (fencing)

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Arianna Errigo (L) competes against Carolin Golubytskyi (R) in the final of the women's foil event, 2013 World Fencing Championships

A foil is a type of weapon in the sport of fencing. It is very flexible. Foils are 110 cm (43 in) or shorter and weigh under 500 g (18 oz). Their ends are not sharp.[1] In fencing, you can only get a point if you hit the other person with the tip. The foil is used more than any other weapon in fencing.[2]

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  1. "Material Rules". FIE Rules. Fédération Internationale d'Escrime. December 2022. pp. 12–16.
  2. "Fencing competition types: Foil, Sabre, and Epee". ActiveSG. Retrieved 2021-06-21.

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