IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson Duels Olympic Fencer Bartosz Piasecki; Video IRON MAIDEN
singer Bruce Dickinson
went head-to-head fencing Norwegian
Olympic silver medal winning Bartosz Piasecki in Oslo this last week.
Although he was defeated, Dickinson
“for me fencing is training I gave up competing in tournaments when I
was 23, at that point I was ranked number 7 in Britain. I fence because I
enjoy it, and the by-product is that I end up getting in reasonably
good shape. Actually fencing is very similar to the way I run around on
stage. Or maybe I run around on stage like that because I fence. Either
way it works for me."
“He’s kick-ass,” his opponent Piasecki added. ”He is short but
incredibly fast, that’s his weapon,” the fencing master said about his
170 centimeter tall and slightly older duelist, and added: “He looked
like Rocky when he arrived in a brown robe with his fencing kit in a