45th WMC Fencing – Acireale (ITA) – Update – Day 3 & 4





ACIREALE (ITA) – For the days 3 & 4 of the 45th WMC Fencing in Acireale (ITA), the Italian team did a great job with three new gold medals.

Two medalists of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games took part to the men’s foil event in Acireale: Daniel Garozzo (ITA), gold medalist in the individual foil event and Enzo Lefort, silver medalist in the men’s foil team event. Daniel Garozzo was eliminated in semifinal by his teammate Alessio Foconi (15/14) while in the other semifinal Enzo Lefort defeated the Korean Kwang Hyun Lee (15/11). For the greatest delight of the audience, the local Alessio Foconi won the title with his victory against Lefort in the gold medal game (15/10)!



In the men’s epee event, Enrico Garozzo, Daniel’s brother, qualified for the final after his semifinal win against Alan Fardzinov (RUS) (15/9) while the future winner of the event, the French Mathias Biabiany, defeated Maksym Khvorost (UKR) in the other semifinal. Unfortunately, for the audience, Enrico Garozzo, who won the silver medal in the men’s epee team event at the Rio 2016 OG, could not do anything against Biabiany in the gold medal game. 15/9 for the French fencer and a deserved gold medal!



In the last individual event of the competition, Svetlana Kormilitsyna became the new military world champion of the women’s sabre event as she overcame the Romanian Fencer Bianca Pascu in the gold medal game (15/10). Manon Brunet from France and Bogna Jozwiak from Poland, respectively defeated by Kormilitsyna (15/12) and Pascu (15/11) in the semifinals, both grabbed the bronze medal.



For the competition day 4, Italia managed to win two more gold medals with the sabre men’s team and the foil women’s team!

In the men’s sabre team event, the Italian team composed of Matteo Neri, Diego Occhiuzzi, Albert Pellegrini and Giovanni Repetti had to avoid the Russian pitfall in the semifinals (45/38) while in the meantime Ukraine defeated Germany in the second semifinal (45/44). In the gold medal game, Italy achieved an easy win against the Ukrainian silver medalist (45/24). In the bronze medal game, Germany defeated Russia (45/42).



The foil’s female team composed of Martina Batini, Camilla Mancini, Francesca Palumbo and Elisa Verdaro won the other Italian gold medal. They first won their semifinal against Poland (45/35) then defeated a CISM team composed of different nationalities in the gold medal game (45/30). The bronze medal was awarded to Russia after winning the small final against Poland (45/30).



Finally, Ukraine won its first gold medal of the event with the title in the women’s epee team competition. Congratulations to Dzhoan Feibi Bezhura, Inna Brovko, Vlada Kharkova and Olean Kryvytska for this impressive performance. Indeed, they first had to get rid of the strong Italian team in the semifinal (35/34) and then achieved an achieved another sound performance in the gold medal game with a victory against Ukraine (45/41). Italia grabbed another medal as the local epee’s team defeated Russia in the bronze medal game of the event (41/35).



Results of the day:  


The 45th WMC Fencing will end with the Men's Foil team, the Men's Epee team and the Women's Sabre team event, followed by the Closing Ceremony of the event!



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(Source: CISM Media and Communication Department)

(Pictures: Mr. Eddy Kellens, CISM Photographer)