It’s a little surprising we don’t take fencing more seriously because the culture of humankind has been entrenched in battles using swords. Fencing doesn’t have a traditional sword per say, but it’s the closest thing you’re going to get to watching two battle it out by swinging a stick. Unless we bring back the gladiators of ancient Rome, this is the best we’re going to get when it comes to a combat sport using objects.
Not only is fencing exciting and easy to follow but there's also a lot of hotness going around. Before we get into the titillating action of some of these fencing Goddesses, you should know a few things about the sport. The biggest organization is the International Fencing Federation (FIE) and it’s recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Fencing has been an Olympic sport since 1896 but the Olympics aren’t the only time the sport is played.
The World Championships are considered the biggest competition for the sport and the European Championships follow after. They also have seasons and rankings just like other sports. Fencing is broken down into two competitions (individual and team) with three different divisions. The divisions are based on the type of weapons which are foil, sabre, and épée. Rankings are constantly changing due to so many events around the world but one thing is for sure, usually the best rise to the top. We hope you enjoy.
15 Alejandra Benitez - Venezuela
Alejandra Benitez is one of the greatest fencers to come out of Venezuela. She didn’t take up the sport until she was fifteen, which is considered late compared to the other top fencers around the world. Performing in the sabre competition, Benitez has represented her country at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Although she qualified for the games, Benitez came up short in the medal department.
14 Elisa Di Francisca - Italy
Elisa Di Francisca isn’t just one of the top fencers in the world, she also has worked in the modeling business. It seemed like fate would dictate Francisca’s path in life as she was born in the town of Jesi, which so happens to have listed fencing as the town’s national sport. After giving up ballet, the beautiful Italian native took up fencing with her siblings.
13 Nzingha Prescod - USA
Nzingha Prescod is one of the bright young stars in the United States today. At 24 years old, she’s already won a bronze medal at the 2015 World Fencing Championships. The foil fencer also participated in the individual foil event of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Although she was defeated in the table of 32 by Hungary’s Aida Mohamed, the strides she made to get to the international level can’t be ignored.
12 Inna Brovko - Ukraine
Hailing from Ukraine, the beautiful 20-year-old is starting to make a name for herself on the international level. It’s remarkable at such a young age she can be so talented with an épée. How can you not like her sun-kissed dirty blonde hair, petite frame, and beautiful eyes? Judging by her records, all she needs is a little consistency and she'll become a top player for years to come.
11 Yana Egorian - Russia
Yana Egorian seems to be the best female fencer in the entire galaxy and her looks just add to the epic awesomeness of it. Go to her career page at the FIE website and you’ll notice a lot of gold on the page. The Russian native started fencing at the age of six and would become an international name in 2009 when she won a silver medal at the European Cadet Championships.
She was on the pathway to becoming an Olympian and reached that goal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She would win the gold medal in the sabre for both the individual and team competitions. At just 23 years old, she’s already considered a once in a lifetime talent. Did we forget to mention she also looks extremely hot in a bikini?
10 Ines Boubakri - Tunisia
The Tunisia native is as beautiful as she is graceful with a foil. Looking at the image, you can tell she knows how to wield her stunning looks around a camera. Coached by Yann Detienne, Boubakri has performed at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Summer Olympic Games. In 2008, she competed in the women’s individual foil event but couldn’t escape the preliminary round. She fared much better in 2012, reaching the quarterfinal match before losing to Valentina Vezzali, a three-time Olympic champion.
9 Erika Kirpu - Estonia
Erika Kirpu was born in Russia in 1992 but these days she represents Estonia on the international circuit. The épée wielding Goddess isn’t just good looking but she’s also a total boss when it comes to fencing. She would win the bronze medal in the individual épée competition at the 2014 World Fencing Championships.
8 Lee Kiefer - USA
It’s an absolute tragedy this beautiful woman doesn’t get more recognition on the main stream sports networks in the United States. Lee Kiefer is deadly with a foil, so deadly, she became the number one female fencer in the world rankings of the FIE in March. Just let that sink in, at 23 years old, Kiefer is one of the best women’s fencers in the world and you won’t hear one word about it on ESPN or Fox Sports. What’s even makes this more impressive is she’s the first American woman to hold that rank.
7 Ysaora Thibus - France
At just 25 years old, Ysaora Thibus has failed to win a medal at the Olympic Games but has been successful at the World Championships. Representing France, Thibus would first make her mark on the international stage when she won a silver medal in team foil at the 2012 European Fencing Championships in Italy. Thibus would compete at both the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics but failed to make a big splash for her country.
6 Sylwia Gruchala - Poland
Even at 35 years old, Sylwia Gruchala is still one of the hottest female fencers in the world. Performing in the foil competition, the Polish native has racked up a lot of medals over the years for her country. In the World Championships, she won medals in 1998 (bronze), 1999 (silver), 2002 (silver), 2003 (gold) and 2007 (gold).
5 Paola Pliego - Mexico
At just 22 years old, Paola Pliego is representing her home country of Mexico beautifully. In her most recent competition to date, she placed first in Montreal in a Zone Championship competition. The FIE has her placed at 36 in the world rankings due to the recent gold medal victory and we can only see her moving up from there.
4 Adrienne Jarocki - USA
Not only is she athletically gifted, Adrienne Jarocki also has the smarts to attend Harvard. Quite the combination for the 21-year-old fencing prodigy. Since representing Harvard in 2013, Jarocki has earned countless accolades for the Ivy League Institution. Before Harvard, she represented the United States as a member of the Junior National Team.
3 Olga Kharlan - Ukraine
Still only 26, the Ukrainian already has quite the resume and among the most impressive out of all of the females featured on this list. The fencer recently picked up a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. If you though that was impressive, her two World Championships also speak for themselves. The Ukrainian is quite the fencer as you can see.
2 Rossella Fiamingo - Italy
You see this beautiful Italian lady walk up to you on the beach, the last thing you’re thinking is she could tear you to shreds with a sword. Italian women are hot and Rossella Fiamingo just proves that stereotype is correct. After dabbling in ballet and rhythmic gymnastics, Fiamingo found her calling in fencing when her father pushed her in that direction.
1 Natalie Vie - USA
If anyone stands out as a model on this list it’s definitely Natalie Vie. You can get lost in her looks and the next thing you know she’s hitting you in the chest with an épée. Born in Long Beach, California, she didn’t find fencing until she was 18 years old. After destroying the competition at Arizona State University, she moved onto bigger and better competition in the world.
She would represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games. At one point in her career, she was one of the best females in the épée. Currently, the 31-year-old is ranked 140 in the FIE and placed 29th in her last competition in May. She may not be as good as she once was but she’s number one in our book.
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