Robyn Blaber, better known as Sir Robyn to his friends, participated in a fencing tournament today. Called Tournois des Quais de Seine, Robyn preferred to call it “The Slaughter on the Water.” The event took place at Stade Pierre de Courbertin in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.
During a courteous salute before the bloodletting began, Robyn stared down his opponent.
Robyn, who started fencing for the first time only six months ago, was pleased with his performance in the competition. He said that he “took one good hit in the chest,” and brushed aside concern that it must have felt quite painful, saying “If you don’t have a few bruises [after the competition], then you’re not doing it right.”
Robyn gave back as good as he got!
Lunging, parrying, fighting…he battled to the bitter end! In the photo (above), a frightened young photographer runs by to avoid being massacred.
Alas! His valiant efforts were not enough. His team did not qualify for the second round. But there will be a next time!
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