Thursday, July 12, 2007

Talk about sibling rivarly at it's best

During a practice session for the Pan American Games, a Brazilian fencer was accidentally stabbed under his right arm. Oh and to add insult to injury, Ivan Schwantes was stabbed by his brother, Athos.

Ivan Schwantes, who underwent surgery to drain blood and air from his lung after his brother's epee snapped near his right underarm on Monday, will remain hospitalized for at least another 72 hours, the Brazilian Olympic Committee said in a statement.

"We need to think about his health before anything else, so he won't participate in the games," Brazil's delegation chief Marcus Vinicius Freire said in the statement.

Now I'm not going to pretend to know anything about fencing, to be honest the extent to my fencing knowledge is watching Zorro do his thing. But isn't the point of fencing to sword fight and win by poking, for lack of a better word, the other participant in the chest. Oh well forget it.

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