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"... Efforts have certainly been made, particularly with the introduction of transparent masks. This is a step in the right direction, as many other sporting disciplines use masks with transparent eye-shades...
To aapreciate the beauty and intesity of the spectacle, spectators and telecision viewers must be able to see the face of their favourite fencer or his rival.
Finally, there is the question of costumes: they ought to be done in different colours. But I have been saying that for years."
Juan Antonio SAMARANCH
President of the International Committee
"There's a real purpose to the excercise, because someone's coming at you with a large, pointy object..."
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|Starting from a very young age, one of his more notable initial achievements early
in his fencing career was becoming the first fencer from the former Yugoslavia
to ever break into the top 24 in the world in 1953 - no small feat for a 22-year-old.
He also became national champion of the former Yugoslavia for both foil and epee
in 1950 and 1955 and earned the title of International Fencing Master in 1953
He has represented the country more than fifty times between 1950-58.