Arnold Sports Festival: Sylvester Stallone Calls Fencing, “One of Best Sports in the World”

Columbus, Ohio– Sylvester “ROCKY” Stallone paid a visit to the fencing competition and told the crowd of 500+ people that he fenced saber when he was younger and there isn’t a better sport in the world to get fit.

He then proceeded to wow the crowd without any instruction with some fencing footwork and a few lunges.   His footwork and technique looked pretty good! 

2-Time Olympic Champion Mariel Zagunis and I presented him with a signed saber to which he saluted the crowd and then headed on his way.

There are 350+ fencers competing at the Arnold Classic amongst the 17,000+ athletes, 40 sports and 200,000 spectators in attendance.  This is potentially the event where the most amount of people are getting exposure to the sport.  Awesome! 

Julia Richey and Tim Mills are doing a wonderful job of PR for fencing as well as ensuring that the competition runs smoothly.  

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be stopping by the fencing competition tomorrow.