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France’s Apithy, Russia’s Velikaya Win Gold at Moscow Sabre Fencing Grand Prix

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France’s Apithy, Russia’s Velikaya Win Gold at Moscow Sabre Fencing Grand Prix

MOSCOW, Russia, May 26, 2019—France’s Bolade Apithy and Russia’s Sofya Velikaya won individual gold medals at the 2019 Moscow Sabre Grand Prix. This was the ninth and final Grand Prix of the FIE 2018-2019 season nine-event series. It featured 347 international men’s and women’s fencers competing at Moscow’s Arena CSKA.

Apithy faced USA’s number-one ranked Eli Dershwitz in the final match of individual men’s sabre, winning with a 15-10 score. Dershwitz overcame Italy’s Luca Curatoli in the semi-finals, 15-12, while Apithy beat Germany’s Max Hartung, 15-13. Notably, Dershwitz defeated reigning Korean world champion Junghwan Kim, 15-13, in the quarter-finals, and Curatoli eliminated his teammate, Olympic gold medallist and world champion Aldo Montano in the table of 16, 15-8.

Top-ranked Russian two-time world champion and two-time Olympic silver medallist Sofya Velikaya fenced China’s Yaqi Shao for the individual women’s sabre gold medal, winning 15-8. This was Velikaya’s fourth time winning the Moscow Sabre Grand Prix. Shao beat Hungary’s Liza Pusztai, 15-9, in the semi-finals, and Velikaya defeated her teammate and reigning world champion, Sofia Pozdniakova, 15-13. Russian Olympic gold medallist Yana Egorian lost to Pozdniakova by a single touch, 15-14, in the quarter-finals, and Shao beat Ukrainian three-time world champion Olga Kharlan, 15-12, in the same round.

Overall top-eight ranking for the 2019 Moscow Sabre Grand Prix men’s event include Bolade Apithy (FRA, gold), Eli Dershwitz (USA, silver), Luca Curatoli (ITA, bronze), Max Hartung (GER, bronze), Bongil Gu (KOR), Junghwan Kim (KOR), Kamil Ibragimov (RUS) and Sandro Bazadze (GEO).

Top-eight ranking for the women include Sofya Velikaya (RUS, gold), Yaqi Shao (CHN, silver), Sofia Pozdniakova (RUS, bronze), Liza Pusztai (HUN, bronze), Olga Kharlan (UKR), Jiarui Qian (CHN), Yana Egorian (RUS) and Martina Criscio (ITA).

Complete results for the 2019 Moscow Sabre Grand Prix may be found here for men and here for women on the FIE Web site.

 

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Korea’s Choi, Team Poland Win Gold at Dubai Women’s Epee Fencing World Cup

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Korea’s Choi, Team Poland Win Gold at Dubai Women’s Epee Fencing World Cup

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2019—Korea’s Injeong Choi took the gold medal at the Dubai Women’s Epee World Cup, with Team Poland winning the team event. In all, 238 international women’s fencers competed along with 29 teams. The event took place at Dubai’s Shabab Al Ahli Club venue.

Choi fenced USA’s Courtney Hurley in the gold-medal round of the women’s individual event, winning with a 15-12 score. Hurley overcame Russia’s Violetta Kolobova in the semi-final round by a point, 15-14, while Choi beat Hong Kong’s number-one ranked Man Wai Vivian Kong, 15-6. Notably, Italian world champion Mara Navarria was eliminated in the round of sixteen by France’s Auriane Mallo, 15-13, who was then eliminated by Kolobova in the quarter-finals, 15-10.

In the women’s team epee event, Poland beat USA in the final, 41-28, to take the gold medal. USA defeated China in the semi-final round, 45-35, while Poland beat Italy, 36-30. The bronze medal went to Italy, after winning against China by one point, 30-29.

Overall women’s ranking for the Dubai Women’s Epee World Cup individual event included Injeong Choi (KOR, gold), Courtney Hurley (USA, silver), Violetta Kolobova (RUS, bronze), Man Wai Vivian Kong (HKG, bronze), Ana Maria Popescu (ROU), Yiwen Sun (CHN), Auriane Mallo (FRA) and Erika Kirpu (EST).

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

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

ABOUT THE FIE
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Korea’s Park, Team Switzerland Win Gold in Paris Men’s Epee Fencing World Cup

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Korea’s Park, Team Switzerland Win Gold in Paris Men’s Epee Fencing World Cup

PARIS, France, May 19, 2019—Korea’s reigning Olympic champion Sangyoung Park took gold at the Paris Challenge SNCF Réseau Men’s Epee World Cup, with Team Switzerland winning the men’s team event. In all, 41 international teams and 373 individual epeeists participated in the competition, which took place at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin.
 
Park fenced Russia’s Nikita Glazkov in the gold-medal match of the men’s individual event, winning with a 15-13 score. Glazkov overtook Hungary’s Mate Tamas Koch in the semi-final round, 15-10, while Park beat Hungary’s Gergely Siklosi, 15-13. Venezuelan Olympic gold medallist Ruben Limardo-Gascon lost in the round of 16 to Ukraine’s Roman Svichkar, 15-11; the Ukrainian was then eliminated in the quarter-finals by Siklosi, 15-13. Also, French world champion Yannick Borel was narrowly beaten in the round of 32 by Koch, 15-14.
 
The Swiss men’s epee team faced France in the final of the men’s team epee event, winning 45-32. France beat Spain in the semi-finals, 45-26, and Switzerland defeated Italy, 36-27. The bronze medal went to Italy over Spain, 39-37.

The top-eight individual finalists in the Paris Challenge SNCF Réseau Men’s Epee World Cup included Sangyoung Park (KOR, gold), Nikita Glazkov (RUS, silver), Mate Tamas Koch (HUN, bronze), Gergely Siklosi (HUN, bronze), Yulen Pereira (ESP), Roman Svichkar (UKR), Max Heinzer (SUI) and Aymerick Gally (FRA).

Top-eight winners for the men’s team epee event include Switzerland (gold), France (silver), Italy (bronze), Spain, Japan, Hungary, Korea and Israel.  

Complete and official results for the event may be found here on the FIE web site.

 

ABOUT THE FIE
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Italy’s Foconi, Russia’s Deriglazova Win Shanghai Foil Fencing Grand Prix

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Italy’s Foconi, Russia’s Deriglazova Win Gold at Shanghai Foil Fencing Grand Prix

SHANGHAI, China, May 19, 2019—Italy’s world champion Alessio Foconi and Russia’s two-time world champion and Olympic gold medallist Inna Deriglazova scored gold medals at the 2019 Shanghai Foil Grand Prix. This was the eighth FIE Grand Prix in a series of nine, with 389 international fencers participating. The Grand Prix was held at Shanghai’s JingAn Sports Center.

Winning by a single touch to take the gold medal, Italy’s Foconi overcame USA’s Nick Itkin, 15-14, in the final round of the men’s individual foil event. Itkin beat Russia’s Timur Safin in the semi-finals, 15-7, while Foconi eliminated Hong Kong’s Chun Yin Ryan Choi, 15-11. Notably, Russian world champion Alexey Cheremisinov was beaten in the quarter-finals by Choi, 15-14; USA’s world champion Miles Chamley-Watson lost to teammate Itkin in the table of 16, 15-9; Safin beat German four-time world champion Peter Joppich in the table of 16, 15-9; German Olympic gold medallist Benjamin Kleibrink was beaten by USA’s Gerek Meinhardt in the round of 32, 15-10; and Italian Olympic gold medallist Daniele Garozzo lost to Korea’s Taegyu Ha in the round of 32, 15-10.

Deriglazova faced Italian world champion Alice Volpi in the final match, winning 15-10 for the gold medal. Volpi beat USA’s Lee Kiefer in the semi-final round, 15-9, while Deriglazova eliminated Italian two-time world champion Arianna Errigo, 15-10. Notably, Italian world and Olympic champion Elisa Di Francisca lost in round of 32 to Japan’s Sera Azuma, 12-10.
 
Overall men’s top-eight ranking for the Shanghai Foil Grand Prix included Alessio Foconi (ITA, gold), Nick Itkin (USA, silver), Chun Yin Ryan Choi (HKG, bronze), Timur Safin (RUS, bronze), Gerek Meinhardt (USA), Alexey Cheremisinov (RUS), Erwann Le Pechoux (FRA) and Tommaso Marini (ITA).

Top-eight for the women included Inna Deriglazova (RUS, gold), Alice Volpi (ITA, silver), Arianna Errigo (ITA, bronze), Lee Kiefer (USA, bronze), Leonie Ebert (GER), Yuka Ueno (JPN), Francesca Palumbo (ITA) and Sera Azuma (JPN).

Full results for the 2019 Shanghai Foil Grand Prix may be found on the FIE Web site here.

ABOUT THE FIE
The International Fencing Federation (FIE – Fédération Internationale d’Escrime) is the world governing body for the sport of fencing, part of the Olympic Games since 1896. The FIE currently has 153 affiliated member federations representing the sport on all five continents. The headquarters of the FIE are in Lausanne, Switzerland. The mission of the FIE is to actively promote the development of fencing throughout the world, and to educate people from all walks of life about the values intrinsic to fencing: Clean Sport, Fair Play, gender equality, hard work, and excellence.
 

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Russia’s Velikaya and Team Italy Win Tunis Women’s Sabre Fencing World Cup

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Russia’s Velikaya, Team Italy Win Tunis Women’s Sabre Fencing World Cup

TUNIS, Tunisia, May 12, 2019—Russia’s two-time world champion, Sofya Velikaya, scored gold at the Tunis Women’s Sabre World Cup, and Italy won the women’s team sabre event. The event took place at Salle Omnisport la Coupole El Menzah Tunis, attracting 26 international teams and 181 competitors.

Velikaya fenced China’s Jiarui Qian in the gold-medal match of individual women’s sabre, winning with a 15-12 score. Italy’s Irene Vecchi was eliminated in the semi-finals by Qian by a point, 15-14, while France’s Charlotte Lembach was beaten by Velikaya, 15-6. In the quarter-finals, Lembach narrowly overcame Ukraine’s triple world champion, Olga Kharlan, 15-14.

In the women’s team sabre event, Italy took the gold over Ukraine, 45-42. Ukraine beat Korea in the semi-finals, 45-39, and Italy defeated Japan, 45-30. In the match for the bronze medal, Korea won against Japan, 45-43.

The top-eight individual women’s sabre ranking at the Tunis Women’s Sabre World Cup included Sofya Velikaya (RUS, gold), Jiarui Qian (CHN, silver), Charlotte Lembach (FRA, bronze), Irene Vecchi (ITA, bronze), Cecilia Berder (FRA), Jiyeon Kim (KOR), Olga Kharlan (UKR) and Manon Brunet (FRA).

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

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

ABOUT THE FIE
The International Fencing Federation (FIE – Fédération Internationale d’Escrime) is the world governing body for the sport of fencing, part of the Olympic Games since 1896. The FIE currently has 153 affiliated member federations representing the sport on all five continents. The headquarters of the FIE are in Lausanne, Switzerland. The mission of the FIE is to actively promote the development of fencing throughout the world, and to educate people from all walks of life about the values intrinsic to fencing: Clean Sport, Fair Play, gender equality, hard work, and excellence.
 

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Germany’s Hartung and Team Italy Score Gold at Madrid Men’s Sabre Fencing World Cup

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Germany’s Hartung, Team Italy Score Gold at Madrid Men’s Sabre Fencing World Cup

MADRID, Spain, May 12, 2019—Germany’s Max Hartung took gold at the 38th “Villa De Madrid” Men’s Sabre World Cup, and Italy won the men’s team event. The competition took place at the “Centro Deportivo Vallehermoso – Go Fit” facility, with 27 international teams and 226 individual fencers taking part in the competition.

Hartung took on Hungary’s two-time Olympic gold medallist, Aron Szilagyi, in the final match of men’s individual sabre, winning by a single touch, 15-14. Szilagyi beat Korean Sanguk Oh in the semi-final round, 15-8, and Hartung fenced Korea’s Junho Kim, winning by a point, 15-14. Also, Hartung overtook Italian Olympic gold medallist and world champion Aldo Montano in the quarter-finals, 15-5.
 
In the men’s team sabre event, Italy won against Russia in the gold-medal match, 45-31. Russia eliminated Korea in the semi-final round, 45-41, and Italy beat Hungary, 45-41. In the match for third place, Korea took the bronze over Hungary, 45-38.
 
Overall ranking for the Madrid Men’s Sabre World Cup individual event included Max Hartung (GER, gold), Aron Szilagyi (HUN, silver), Junho Kim (KOR, bronze), Sanguk Oh (KOR, bronze), Eli Dershwitz (USA), Luca Curatoli (ITA), Aldo Montano (ITA) and Bolade Apithy (FRA).

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

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

ABOUT THE FIE
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Russia’s Deriglazova, Team Russia Score Gold at Tauberbischofsheim Women’s Foil Fencing World Cup

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Russia’s Deriglazova, Team Russia Score Gold at Tauberbischofsheim Women’s Foil Fencing World Cup

TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM, Germany, May 5, 2019—Russian Olympic gold medallist and two-time world champion Inna Deriglazova took the individual gold medal at the Tauberbischofsheim, Germany Wurth-Cup Women’s Foil Fencing World Cup, and Russia also scored a second gold medal in women’s team foil. The event, which attracted 203 competitors and 23 teams, took place at Fecht-Club Tauberbischofsheim.

Deriglazova faced teammate Anastasia Ivanova in the final match of women’s individual foil, winning with a 13-7 score to take the gold medal. Ivanova defeated France’s Ysaora Thibus in the semi-final, 15-7, while Deriglazova eliminated Italy’s Erica Cipressa, 15-11. Notably, Cipressa had beaten teammate and two-time world champion Arianna Errigo in the quarter-final, 15-10.

Russia defeated France in the gold-medal round of the women’s team foil event, 45-33. France beat USA in the semi-finals, 45-42, and Russia eliminated Italy, 44-41. In the fight for the bronze medal, Italy won over USA, 45-41.

The ranking for the top-eight women in the Tauberbischofsheim World Cup individual foil event included Inna Deriglazova (RUS, gold), Anastasia Ivanova (RUS, silver), Erica Cipressa (ITA, bronze), Ysaora Thibus (FRA, bronze), Arianna Errigo (ITA), Yue Shi (CHN), Jacqueline Dubrovich (USA) and Qingyuan Chen (CHN).

Top-eight rankings for women’s team foil included Russia (gold), France (silver), Italy (bronze), USA, Japan, Canada, Poland and Korea.

Complete and official results for the event may be found here on the FIE web site.

ABOUT THE FIE
The International Fencing Federation (FIE – Fédération Internationale d’Escrime) is the world governing body for the sport of fencing, part of the Olympic Games since 1896. The FIE currently has 153 affiliated member federations representing the sport on all five continents. The headquarters of the FIE are in Lausanne, Switzerland. The mission of the FIE is to actively promote the development of fencing throughout the world, and to educate people from all walks of life about the values intrinsic to fencing: Clean Sport, Fair Play, gender equality, hard work, and excellence.
 

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Italy’s Cassara, Team USA Take Gold in St. Petersburg Foil Fencing World Cup

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Italy’s Cassara, Team USA Take Gold in St. Petersburg Foil Fencing World Cup

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, May 5, 2019—Italy’s world champion foil fencer Andrea Cassara scored gold at the Saint Petersburg Men’s Foil World Cup, and the USA took the gold medal in men’s team foil. The event, which took place at the Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex, drew 233 international competitors and 28 teams.

Cassara defeated his teammate, Alessio Foconi, also a world champion, in the final match of men’s individual foil, 15-13. Foconi beat France’s Erwann Le Pechoux in the semi-final, 15-12, while Cassara overcame German Olympic gold medallist Benjamin Kleibrink, 15-4. Le Pechoux eliminated Russian world champion Alexey Cheremisinov in the quarter-finals, 15-11.

In the final match of the men’s team foil event, the USA men’s team beat Hong Kong, 45-35. Hong Kong beat France in the semi-finals, 45-35, while USA beat Korea, 45-29. In the match for the bronze medal, Korea narrowly overcame France, 45-43.

The ranking for the top-eight men in the Saint Petersburg World Cup individual foil event included Andrea Cassara (ITA, gold), Alessio Foconi (ITA, silver), Benjamin Kleibrink (GER, bronze), Erwann Le Pechoux (FRA, bronze), Race Imboden (USA), Alexey Cheremisinov (RUS), Taegyu Ha (KOR) and Klod Yunes (UKR).  

Top-eight rankings for men’s team foil included USA (gold), Hong Kong (silver), Korea (bronze), France, Italy, Great Britain, Russia and Egypt.

Complete and official results for the event may be found here on the FIE web site.

ABOUT THE FIE
The International Fencing Federation (FIE – Fédération Internationale d’Escrime) is the world governing body for the sport of fencing, part of the Olympic Games since 1896. The FIE currently has 153 affiliated member federations representing the sport on all five continents. The headquarters of the FIE are in Lausanne, Switzerland. The mission of the FIE is to actively promote the development of fencing throughout the world, and to educate people from all walks of life about the values intrinsic to fencing: Clean Sport, Fair Play, gender equality, hard work, and excellence.
 

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Japan’s Minobe, China’s Sun Win Gold at Cali Epee Fencing Grand Prix

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Japan’s Minobe, China’s Sun Win Gold at Cali, Colombia Epee Fencing Grand Prix

CALI, Colombia, May 5, 2019—Japan’s Kazuyasu Minobe and China’s Yiwen Sun scored gold medals at the 2019 Cali Epee Grand Prix, with more than 350 international men’s and women’s fencers competing. This is the seventh Grand Prix of the FIE 2018-2019 season nine-event series, and it took place at the Pacific Valley Events Centre.

Minobe, who also won the Budapest Grand Prix in March, faced Poland’s Radoslaw Zawrotniak in the final match of individual men’s epee, winning with a 15-12 score. Zawrotniak beat Italy’s Marco Fichera in the semi-final round, 15-12, while Minobe defeated the Netherland’s Tristan Tulen, 15-10. Notably, Korean Olympic gold medallist Sangyoung Park was eliminated in the round of 16 by Italian Federico Vismara, 15-10; Vismara went on to the quarter-finals, where Fichera, his teammate, overcame him, 15-13.

In the women’s individual epee event, China’s Yiwen Sun took the gold medal over Italy’s world champion Mara Navarria, 15-13. Navarria beat Estonia’s Katrina Lehis in the semi-final round, 15-10, and Sun eliminated Romania’s Ana Maria Popescu, who won this year’s Budapest Grand Prix, 14-13. In the quarter-finals, Sun beat Hong Kong’s number-one-ranked Man Wai Vivian Kong, 15-8.

Overall top-eight ranking for the Cali Epee Grand Prix individual men’s event included Kazuyasu Minobe (JPN, gold), Radoslaw Zawrotniak (POL, silver), Marco Fichera (ITA, bronze), Tristan Tulen (NED, bronze), Yulen Pereira (ESP), Gabriele Cimini (ITA), Federico Vismara (ITA) and Zijie Wang (CHN).

Top-eight for the women’s individual epee event included Yiwen Sun (CHN, gold), Mara Navarria (ITA, silver), Katrina Lehis (EST, bronze), Ana Maria Popescu (ROM, bronze), Man Wai Vivian Kong (HKG), Federica Isola (ITA), Giulia Rizzi (ITA) and Sarra Besbes (TUN).

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

ABOUT THE FIE
The International Fencing Federation (FIE – Fédération Internationale d’Escrime) is the world governing body for the sport of fencing, part of the Olympic Games since 1896. The FIE currently has 153 affiliated member federations representing the sport on all five continents. The headquarters of the FIE are in Lausanne, Switzerland. The mission of the FIE is to actively promote the development of fencing throughout the world, and to educate people from all walks of life about the values intrinsic to fencing: Clean Sport, Fair Play, gender equality, hard work, and excellence.
 

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