France Wins Double Gold at Sint-Niklaas Women’s Sabre Fencing World Cup

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France Wins Double Gold at Sint-Niklaas Women’s Sabre Fencing World Cup

Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, March 24, 2019—France took double gold medals at the Sint-Niklaas, Belgium Women’s Sabre World Cup, winning in both individual and team competition. The World Cup took place at the City’s Sports Hall De Meerminnen, attracting 195 international fencers and 25 teams.

Winning by a single touch in the gold-medal match of the individual women’s sabre event, France’s Manon Brunet defeated Russia’s Olga Nikitina, 15-14. The semi-final matches were similarly close, with Nikitina winning against Romania’s Bianca Pascu, 15-14, and Brunet beating Russia’s Olympic gold medallist, Yana Egorian, 15-13. Brunet also eliminated three-time Ukrainian world champion Olga Kharlan in the round of 16, 15-14, and Korean Olympic gold medallist Jiyeon Kim lost to Egorian in the quarter-finals, 15-12.

In the women’s sabre team event, France narrowly defeated Russia, 45-43, to win the gold medal. In the semi-final round, Russia took-out Italy, 45-39, while Poland was eliminated by France, 45-27. Italy won the bronze medal against Poland, 45-29.

Overall ranking for the Sint-Niklaas Women’s Sabre World Cup included Manon Brunet (FRA, gold), Olga Nikitina (RUS, silver), Yana Egorian (RUS, bronze), Bianca Pascu (ROU, bronze), Jiyeon Kim (KOR), Anna Bashta (RUS), Xiaoye Jia (CHN) and Lucia Martin-Portugues (ESP).

Ranking for the women’s team sabre event included France (gold), Russia (silver), Italy (bronze), Poland, USA, Japan, Ukraine and Korea.

Complete results may be found here on the FIE web site.

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Russia’s Bida, Team Japan Score Gold at Buenos Aires Men’s Epee Fencing World Cup

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Russia’s Bida, Team Japan Score Gold at Buenos Aires Men’s Epee Fencing World Cup

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 24, 2019—Russia’s Sergey Bida took gold at the Buenos Aires “Omar Vergara” Men’s Epee World Cup, and Team Japan won the team event. The competition, which took place at the Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimiento Deportivo (CeNARD), included 216 international individual fencers and 29 teams.

Bida took on Italy’s Gabriele Cimini in the gold-medal match, winning with a 15-11 final score and representing career-best finishes for both fencers. Cimini overcame USA’s Curtis McDowald in the semi-final round, 15-6, while Bida took-out Hungary’s Andras Redli, 15-5. Ukraine’s world number-two, Bogdan Nikishin, was defeated by Redli in the quarter-finals, 13-10. Notably, Cimini beat Venezuela’s Olympic gold medallist, Ruben Limardo-Gascon, in the round of 16, 15-12.

The final of the men’s team epee event featured Japan fencing Switzerland for the gold medal, with Japan winning, 45-32. Switzerland overcame the Russian team in the semi-final round, 45-37, while Japan defeated Venezuela, 45-37. The bronze medal went to Russia by a single point over Venezuela, 30-29.

Overall ranking for the Buenos Aires Men’s Epee World Cup individual event included Sergey Bida (RUS, gold), Gabriele Cimini (ITA, silver), Curtis McDowald (USA, bronze), Andras Redli (HUN, bronze), Bogdan Nikishin (UKR), Kazuyasu Minobe (JPN), Richard Schmidt (GER) and Minghao Lan (CHN).

Ranking for the men’s team epee event included Japan (gold), Switzerland (silver), Russia (bronze), Venezuela, Italy, China, USA and Kazakhstan.

Complete results may be found here on the FIE web site.
 

 

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Germany’s Hartung, Team Korea Take Gold at Budapest Men’s Sabre World Cup

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BUDAPEST, Hungary, March 24, 2019—Germany’s Max Hartung won the gold medal at the Budapest “Gerevich-Kovács-Kárpáti” Men’s Sabre World Cup, with Team Korea winning the team sabre event. The competition, which took place at Budapest’s Ludovika Arena, featured 29 international teams and 225 individual competitors.
 
Hartung faced Korea’s world number-two Sanguk Oh in the men’s individual sabre final, winning with a score of 15-12. Oh beat Iran’s Mojtaba Abedini in the semi-final, 15-10, while Hartung eliminated Romania’s Tiberiu Dolniceanu, 15-5. Notably, in the quarter-finals, Dolniceanu defeated Russian world champion Veniamin Reshetnikov, 15-4, and Hartung overcame USA’s world number-one ranked Eli Dershwitz, 15-12. In the round of 16, Reshetnikov beat Hungary’s two-time Olympic gold medallist, Aron Szilagyi, 15-6.
 
Team Korea won the gold medal in the final round of the men’s sabre team event against Hungary, 45-41. In two closely fought semi-finals, Hungary defeated Italy, 45-43, and Korea beat Germany, 45-44. Italy defeated Germany, 45-29, to win the bronze medal.
 
Overall ranking for the Budapest Men’s Sabre World Cup individual event included Max Hartung (GER, gold), Sanguk Oh (KOR, silver), Mojtaba Abedini (IRI, bronze), Tiberiu Dolniceanu (ROU, bronze), Eli Dershwitz (USA), Kamil Ibragimov (RUS), Veniamin Reshetnikov (RUS) and Ilya Motorin (RUS).

Ranking for the men’s team sabre event included Korea (gold), Hungary (silver), Italy (bronze), Germany, France, Russia, Iran and USA.

Complete results may be found here on the FIE web site.

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France’s Ngom, Team Germany Win Gold at Chengdu Women’s Epee World Cup

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France’s Ngom, Team Germany Win Gold at Chengdu Women’s Epee World Cup

CHENGDU, China, March 24, 2019—French fencer Helene Ngom took gold at the Chengdu, China Women’s Epee World Cup, with Germany winning the women’s team event. There were 170 international competitors along with teams from 19 countries participating. The competition took place at Chengdu’s “Eastern Suburb Memory” venue.

Ngom faced Italy’s two-time world champion Rossella Fiamingo in the final of the women’s individual epee event, winning with a 15-12 score. Fiamingo beat Brazil’s Nathalie Moellhausen in the semi-final, 15-10, while Ngom overcame USA’s Courtney Hurley, 15-11. Hurley narrowly defeated Italy’s reigning world champion Mara Navarria in the quarter-finals, 15-14.

Team Germany took the gold over Estonia in the women’s team epee final, 45-39. Estonia beat China in the semi-final, 42-38, while Italy lost to Germany, 41-34. The bronze medal went to Italy over China, 31-28.

Overall women’s ranking for the Chengdu Women’s Epee World Cup individual event included Helene Ngom (FRA, gold), Rossella Fiamingo (ITA, silver), Courtney Hurley (USA, bronze), Nathalie Moellhausen (BRA, bronze), Mara Navarria (ITA), Mingye Zhu (CHN), Alexandra Louis Marie (FRA) and Aleksandra Zamachowska (POL).

Ranking for the women’s team epee event included Germany (gold), Estonia (silver), Italy (bronze), China, Russia, Poland, USA and France.

Complete results may be found here on the FIE web site.

 

 

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France’s Mertine, Russia’s Deriglazova Take Gold Medals at Anaheim Foil Fencing Grand Prix

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France’s Mertine, Russia’s Deriglazova Take Gold Medals at Anaheim Foil Fencing Grand Prix

ANAHEIM, Calif., USA, March 17, 2019—France’s Julien Mertine took the gold medal in men’s foil in Anaheim, California, USA at the 2019 Absolute Fencing Gear FIE Grand Prix, and Russia’s two-time world champion and Olympic gold medallist Inna Deriglazova won gold in women’s foil. This was the fifth FIE Grand Prix in a global series of nine, with 340 international fencers participating. The three-day event was held at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Mertine faced Italy’s Tommaso Marini in the final round of men’s individual foil, winning with a 15-11 score. For both fencers, it was a career-best finish. Marini beat his teammate and world champion Alessio Foconi in the semi-final, 15-9, while Mertine overcame Hong Kong’s Ka Long Cheung, 15-13. Notably, Mertine won against Italy’s world champion Andrea Cassara in the quarter-finals, 15-11, and Marini beat Italy’s Olympic gold medallist, Daniele Garozzo, by a single point in the round of 32, 15-14.

Deriglazova defeated Italy’s world champion, Alice Volpi, by a touch to win the gold medal in the women’s individual foil event, 15-14. Volpi beat Korea’s Hee Sook Jeon in the semi-finals, 15-9, and Deriglazova eliminated her teammate, Larisa Korobeynikova, 15-7. Korobeynikova beat Italy’s two-time world champion Arianna Errigo in the quarter-finals, 15-12, after defeating Italy’s Olympic gold medallist, Elisa Di Francisca, in the round of 16, 15-13.
 
Overall top-eight ranking for the Anaheim Absolute Fencing Gear FIE Grand Prix men’s foil event included Julien Mertine (FRA, gold), Tommaso Marini (ITA, silver), Ka Long Cheung (HKG, bronze), Alessio Foconi (ITA, bronze), Andrea Cassara (ITA), Alexander Massialas (USA), Alexander Choupenitch (CZE) and Valerio Aspromonte (ITA).   

Top-eight for the women included Inna Deriglazova (RUS, gold), Alice Volpi (ITA, silver), Hee Sook Jeon (KOR, bronze), Larisa Korobeynikova (RUS, bronze), Leonie Ebert (GER), Arianna Errigo (ITA), Martina Batini (ITA) and Erica Cipressa (ITA).

Additional information for the 2019 Anaheim Absolute Fencing Gear FIE Foil Grand Prix may be found on the FIE Web site, with official results located here.

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Gold for Italy’s Curatoli and Team Korea at Padua “Trofeo Luxardo” Men’s Sabre Fencing World Cup

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Gold for Italy’s Curatoli and Team Korea at Padua “Trofeo Luxardo” Men’s Sabre Fencing World Cup

PADUA, Italy, March 10, 2019—Italy’s Luca Curatoli and Team Korea took gold medals in Padua, Italy at the 62nd “Trofeo Luxardo” Men’s Sabre World Cup. The event, held at Padua’s Kioene Arena, drew 212 fencers and teams from 28 countries.

Curatoli overcame his teammate, world champion and Olympic gold medallist Aldo Montano, in the final round of the men’s individual sabre event, 15-13. Montano defeated German Max Hartung in the semi-final, 15-10, and Curatoli beat German Benedikt Wagner, 15-12. Notably, Russian world champion Veniamin Reshetnikov was eliminated by Montano in the quarter-finals, 15-13, and Hartung edged-out USA’s top-ranked Eli Dershwitz by a point, 15-14.

In the men’s team sabre competition, the Korean men’s team beat Iran in the final, 45-28. Iran eliminated Italy in a close semi-final round, 45-43, while Korea beat Romania, 45-28. In the match for third place, Italy was victorious over Romania, 45-41.

The top-eight individual ranking at the 2019 Padua “Trofeo Luxardo” Men’s Sabre World Cup included Luca Curatoli (ITA, gold), Aldo Montano (ITA, silver), Max Hartung (GER, bronze), Benedikt Wagner (GER, bronze), Eli Dershwitz (USA), Veniamin Reshetnikov (RUS), Francesco D’Armiento (ITA) and Tiberiu Dolniceanu (ROU).

The top-eight men’s sabre teams included Korea (gold), Iran (silver), Italy (bronze), Romania, Hungary, USA, China and Japan.

Official results are available here, on the FIE Web site.

 

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Russia’s Pozdniakova and Team France Score Gold at Athens “Coupe Acropolis” Women’s Sabre Fencing World Cup

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Russia’s Pozdniakova and Team France Score Gold at Athens “Coupe Acropolis” Women’s Sabre Fencing World Cup

ATHENS, Greece, March 10, 2019—Russia’s world champion Sofia Pozdniakova took gold at the Athens Women’s Sabre “Coupe Acropolis” World Cup, with Team France winning the women’s team sabre event. The competition, which took place at the Athens Olympic Complex (OAKA) included a field of more than 200 fencers and 25 international teams.

Pozdniakova faced Ukraine’s three-time world champion Olga Kharlan in the final match of the women’s individual sabre competition, finishing with a 15-10 score. Kharlan defeated Hungarian Liza Pusztai in the semi-final, 15-5, while Pozdniakova overcame Korean Olympic gold medallist Jiyeon Kim, 15-11. Notably, top-ranked and two-time world champion Sofya Velikaya was beaten in the table of 16 by China’s Jiarui Qian, 15-9; Qian was then eliminated in the quarter-finals by Pusztai, 15-10.

Team France fenced Russia in the final round of the women’s team sabre event, winning with a 45-32 score. Russia defeated Italy in the semi-final round, 45-39, while France overcame USA, 45-34. The bronze medal went to Italy over USA, 45-42.

The top-eight individual ranking at the 2019 Athens “Coupe Acropolis” Women’s Sabre World Cup included Sofia Pozdniakova (RUS, gold), Olga Kharlan (UKR, silver), Jiyeon Kim (KOR, bronze), Liza Pusztai (HUN, bronze), Cecilia Berder (FRA), Theodora Gkountoura (GRE), Jiarui Qian (CHN) and Charlotte Lembach (FRA).

The top-eight women’s sabre teams included France (gold), Russia (silver), Italy (bronze), USA, Japan, Korea, Spain and China.

Official results are available here, on the FIE Web site.

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Japan’s Minobe, Romania’s Popescu Take Gold at Westend Epee Grand Prix in Budapest

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Japan’s Minobe, Romania’s Popescu Take Gold at Westend Epee Grand Prix in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary, March 10, 2019—Japan’s Kazuyasu Minobe and Romania’s Ana Maria Popescu took gold at the 2019 Budapest Westend Epee Grand Prix, with more than 575 fencers competing. This is the fourth fencing competition of the FIE 2018-2019 season nine-event, worldwide Grand Prix series. It took place in Budapest’s BOK Hall (formerly the SYMA Hall).

Minobe took his first Grand Prix gold in the final match of men’s individual epee against Italy’s Andrea Santarelli, winning with a 15-12 score. Santarelli overtook Switzerland’s Max Heinzer in the semi-final, 15-10, and Minobe beat Hungary’s Tibor Andrasfi, 15-9. Notably, Korea’s Olympic gold medallist Sangyoung Park was defeated in the round of 16 by Russia’s Pavel Sukhov, 15-7; Sukhov was then eliminated in the quarter-finals by Andrasfi, 15-8. Italian two-time world champion Paolo Pizzo faced France’s world champion Yannick Borel in the round of 32, with Borel winning, 15-9. Minobe then beat Borel in the round of 16, 15-7.

In the women’s individual epee event, Olympic silver medallist Popescu took-on Korea’s Young Mi Kang, winning with a 15-7 score in the gold-medal match. Kang beat France’s Coraline Vitalis in the semi-final round, 15-13, while Popescu defeated Korea’s Injeong Choi, 13-11. Remarkably, in the round of 32, two-time Italian world champion Rossella Fiamingo went out to China’s Mingye Zhu, 15-8; Estonia’s world champion, Julia Beljajeva was defeated in the same round by Zhu’s teammate, Sheng Lin, 15-3; and Russia’s world champion Lyubov Shutova lost to France’s Coraline Vitalis, 15-3.

Overall top-eight ranking for the Westend Budapest Epee Grand Prix individual men’s event included Kazuyasu Minobe (JPN, gold), Andrea Santarelli (ITA, silver), Tibor Andrasfi (HUN, bronze), Max Heinzer (SUI, bronze), Bogdan Nikishin (UKR), Bas Verwijlen (NED), Pavel Sukhov (RUS) and Andras Redli (HUN).

Top-eight for the women’s individual event included Ana Maria Popescu (ROM, gold), Young Mi Kang (KOR, silver), Injeong Choi (KOR, bronze), Coraline Vitalis (FRA, bronze), Violetta Kolobova (RUS), Kelley Hurley (USA), Pauline Brunner (SUI) and Sheng Lin (CHN).

Additional and information for the Westend Budapest Epee Grand Prix may be found on the FIE Web site, with official results located here.
 

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Press Registration Open for 2019 Torun Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships

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Press Registration Open for 2019 Torun Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 7, 2019—The FIE and Organising Committee for the 2019 Torun Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships are pleased to announce that press and media registration is now open. The Championships take place in Torun, Poland from April 6 to 14, with teen fencers competing in 18 events featuring team and individual competition for men and women in epee, foil and sabre. 

Dozens of countries send young teams and fencers to the Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships, and we expect this year in Torun we again will experience record numbers of athletes participating. The nine-day competition is being held at the Torun Arena Sports Hall, in central Torun and not far from many of the city’s attractions and features, including the UNESCO World Heritage Medieval Town of Torun, shopping, parks, museums, restaurants and more.

For full information, including accommodations, visa support, the competition schedule, the venue and more, please visit the official Torun 2019 Web site (www.fencingtorun2019.com).  

To register as official press/media, please click here (http://fie.org/media/register/2019/J).
 

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