Women's fencing in Australia

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Women's fencing in Australia
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Amber Parkinson of the 2008 Olympic Fencing Team (individual épée), at Melbourne homecoming parade.
Country Australia
National team Australia
Club competitions
Australian Olympic Fencing Team

During the 1900s in Australia, fencing became more socially acceptable for women to participate in and subsequently female participation rates rose in places like Queensland.[1]

Women's fencing increased in popularity in Australia following the end of World War II and the subsequent immigration in a large number of women from countries where the sport was popular.[2]

At the 2011 Australian championships, in the open women's foil event, Emma Ryan came in first.[3]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Howell, Max; Howell, Reet; Brown, David W. (1989). The Sporting Image: A Pictorial History of Queenslanders at Play. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press. p. 85. ISBN 0-7022-2206-2. 
  2. ^ Cliff, Paul, ed. (1999). A sporting nation, Celebrating Australia's sporting life. Canberra, Australia: National Library of Australia. p. 24. ISBN 0-642-10704-1. 
  3. ^ "Australian Championships 2011 - Open Women's Foil". Ausfencing.org. 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2012-01-13.