Georgian Fencing Federation was established - 27.06.1991
Member of FIE (World Fencing Federation) and EFU (European Fencing Confederation) since 7.06.1992
President: 1991-2016 Archil Gogelia,2016-2018 Zaza Mchedlidze, 2018 - Merab Bazadze.
Georgian Fencing Federation has a new logo. The logo has the shape of a shield, it is logical that above the shield are depicted all three weapons of modern fencing: saber, foil and eppe . The shield in Georgian and French (official FIE International Fencing Federation) have the inscription Georgian Fencing Federation, which is separated by the Georgian national flag. Inside the shield is indicated the year of establishment of the Georgian Fencing Federation. And most importantly, the shield depicts a graphic image of a legendary photo taken in 1959 and depicting the original movement of the world champion, Georgian swordsman Guram Kostava.
Shalva and Giorgi Kokochashvili tell the story of this photo in more detail in their book "Innovations and Inventions in Fencing". Invariably offers an excerpt from the book.
1959, August, World Cup, eppe , Budapest (Hungary). Left - Piero Tassinar (Italy), Right - Guram Kostava (Georgia, two-time world champion in team competition - 1961, 1967)
The above photo (Kostava - Tasinar) has a very interesting history. The authors of this book, and at the same time the friends of Guram Kostava, posted this photo on Facebook on February 16-17, 2014. Soon in this photo, from the children of Guram Kostava and Piero Tassinar - Nino Kostava and Dago Tassinar, we got their identical comments: "My father".
We introduced this comment to Dago Tasinar, and he sent us a photo of his father. Guram Kostava was very happy to see a photo of his old friend and agreed to take his own photo (March 4, 2015) (Fig. 38).