Archive for March, 2009

Icehockey: Lady Isobel Stanley

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Lady Isobel Stanley daughter of Lord Stanley of Preston’s  was a pioneer in the women’s icehockey game and here photographed using puck and stick (around 1890) on the natural ice rink at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Canada.

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The Nominated players for the Qrodo Lady Isobel Stanley Price are:

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Fencing Grand prix: Sven Schmid wins

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Je vodrais présenter à tout le monde le classement final d’Escrime individuel de Challenge Bernadotte. Voilà!

Name First name Country
1 SCHMID Sven GER
2 PIZZO Paolo ITA
3 GRUMIER Gauthier FRA
3 ROTA Alfredo ITA
5 TAGLIARIOL Matteo ITA
6 MARTINELLI Francesco ITA
7 NOVOSJOLOV Nikolai EST
8 LI Guojie CHN
9 VERWIJLEN Bas NED
10 CHUMAK Dmytro UKR

Sven Schmid from germany won 15-9 in a very intense final defeating Paolo Pizzo of Italy. Great tactical fencing, patience and excellent tempo actions from Sven Schmid. In the first semi-final, Sven Schmid defeated Gautier Grumier of France in a very close match (15-14). Impressive long and quick attacks from Grumier versus tempo actions from Schmid. Paulo Pizzo won his semi-final over fellow Italian Alfredo Rota 15-12.

In the quarter finals Sven Schmid defeated Nikolai Novosjolov (EST) with 15-9. Paulo Pizzo won over Guoje Li (CHN) with 15-9.  Gautier Grumier (FRA) defeated Francesco Martinelli (ITA). Matteo Tagliariol (ITA) lost to Alfredo Rota (ITA).

Boxing terminology: Jab

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A quick, straight punch thrown with the lead hand from the guard position. The jab is accompanied by a small, clockwise rotation of the torso and hips, while the fist rotates 90 degrees, becoming horizontal upon impact. As the punch reaches full extension, the lead shoulder can be brought up to guard the chin. The rear hand remains next to the face to guard the jaw. After making contact with the target, the lead hand is retracted quickly to resume a guard position in front of the face. The jab is recognised as the most important punch in a boxer’s arsenal because it provides a fair amount of its own cover and it leaves the least amount of space for a counter punch from the opponent. It has the longest reach of any punch and does not require commitment or large weight transfers. Due to its relatively weak power, the jab is often used as a tool to gauge distances, probe an opponent’s defenses, harass an opponent, and set up heavier, more powerful punches. A half-step may be added, moving the entire body into the punch, for additional power. Some notable boxers who have been able to develop relative power in their jabs and use it to punish or ‘wear down’ their opponents to some effect include Larry Holmes and Wladimir Klitschko. (Wikipedia)

Qrodo Event: World Cup Fencing

Saturday, March 28, 2009

During the weekend of 5-6 March 2009 the Swedish Fencing Federation used Qrodo to live-cast the Challenge Bernadotte Grand Prix Fencing. The broadcast was set up to relay the video feeds from the video review system.fencing-qrodo-watermark-ul