The Medieval Combat World Championships

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Medieval combat is still a thing, thanks to the International Medieval Combat Federation. The World Championship Games took place last weekend at Castillo De Belmonte in Cuenca, Spain, and the U.S. fared pretty well.

On Sunday, the last day of the four day event which began on May 1, fair-play and respect were on show in the finals of the men and women's longsword event.

Poland's Marcin Waszkielis took the gold in the men's event beating Britain's Lukas Cowal and with women joining the world championships for the first time the USA's Suzanne Elleraas from San Diego made history in Medieval Combat becoming the first female longsword gold medalist.

"We made history for all the women in the world," runner-up Aline Planchon from Belgium said as she stood next her opponent.

A good time was had by all. See plenty of news and pictures from the event at the Federation’s Facebook page. -via Geeks Are Sexy


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