There are a lot of instances where both fencers make an attacking action at the same time and are looking for priority.
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So you’ve never seen fencing before, you’ve just found out about foil fencing, and you want to know how it’s scored.
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Having just watched the most recent foil bouts in the 2020 Olympics, I have reason to believe that some of the examples in this article are now out of date. I think that the basic explanations and reasoning are still accurate, but the timings seem to be a lot tighter now against slow attacks, making it more possible to place a line. I will need to review this with some FIE referees and provide an update.
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Priority is a comparison of both fencers.
Just because someone has a bent arm, or is not super direct doesn’t mean that the other fencer automatically gets priority.
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