The first day of the Show-Me State Games fencing competition began Saturday at Battle Elementary School. About 10 fencers competed in the morning competition.

Athletes were able to compete in the three different styles of fencing: foil, epee and sabre. Each style of fencing has a different style weapon as well as different areas of the body in which athletes can attack. Fencing is one of four sports to have been included in every modern Olympic Games since 1896.

Fencing competition will continue Sunday at Battle Elementary School.