My lunge with Igor by The Vancouver Sun:

When injury forced him to the sidelines at the height of his competitive career, Igor Gantsevich never lost his love for fencing.

He simply answered another calling by aggressively promoting both his Dynamo Fencing Club and the sport.

In the past year, Gantsevich figures he’s introduced fencing to nearly 10,000 students through a school-based program he hopes to take province-wide. Without hesitation, he says his goal is to teach fencing to 50,000 kids. Preferably even more.

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Richmond 30 Under 30:

When injury forced him to the sidelines at the height of his competitive career, Igor Gantsevich never lost his love for fencing.

He simply answered another calling by aggressively promoting both his Dynamo Fencing Club and the sport.

In the past year, Gantsevich figures he’s introduced fencing to nearly 10,000 students through a school-based program he hopes to take province-wide. Without hesitation, he says his goal is to teach fencing to 50,000 kids. Preferably even more.

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Richmond Review:

Injury forced Igor Gantsevich to the sidelines earlier than he would have liked. But the former national fencing champion has taken up a new challenge promoting both his club and the sport.

The Richmond man and coach with Dynamo Fencing Club has been appointed a member of the executive committee of the Pan American Fencing Association of Fencing Clubs. He’s just back from the group’s inaugural meeting in Guatemala and keen to carry out its mandate of developing more clubs and championships within the zone.

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West Vancouver Superintendent Letter:

Whether by phone, email, or in person, I get a lot pitches about just what it is we need in our schools. Actually, it can be quite overwhelming at times. So, when our District Principal of our Sports Academies said “I had to meet the fencing guys,” well, you can understand my skepticism.

Then, I met Igor Gantsevich, National Fencing Champion, World Cup & Pam American medalist. Now, several months later, there is something amazing happening in our district

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Richmond News:

With a father as one of the top fencing coaches in the country, one would think Igor Gantsevich's foray into the field would be as easy as following in his dad's footsteps.

However, his passion for the sport was a little more complicated - more of a slow boil while he focused on becoming one of Richmond's top tennis players.

Victor Gantsevich would often pick up his son from tennis practice and take him along to various fencing clubs where he coached.

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Vancouver Fencing Grand Prix Story by Global News:

Fencers are as popular as rock stars in Europe, but the sport is growing in Canada…so much the federal government contributed more than $420,000 to the Canadian Fencing Federation since 2013.

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Breakfast Television on City TV:

Buns of steel, thighs of iron, the grace and agility of a cat -- Dawn gets a lesson in fencing as Richmond gets ready to host the Vancouver Men's Epee Grand Prix featuring some of the best fencers in the world!

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The Gantsevich Story on Shaw TV:

Gallant Ly meets with Igor Gantsevich, the Manager and coach of Dynamo Fencing Club.

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Fencing Demo at Pauline Johnston Elementary in West Vancouver:

Canadian National Fencing Champion Igor Gantsevich, World cup and PanAm Games medalist and French Olympic Champion and 3x world Champion Eric Boisse taught the kids of West Vancouver's ecole' Pauline Johnson an introduction to the joys of Fencing.

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