Fencing.net: Meinhardt (USA) Receives Silver Medal Amid Controversey at Jr. Worlds in Baku

Meinhardt battles Lari in the semi-finals

From Craig Harkins at www.fencing.net: (Pictures courtesy of Serge Timachef)
In an unprecedented move by the FIE, the original silver medal winner was excluded from the event and, as a result, bronze medalist Gerek Meinhardt will be awarded the silver

Serge Timacheff reported in person on the event: “Italian Tommaso Lari, who apparently broke a wireless device, threw some things, and swore at the referee after losing the final bout to Egyptian Alaa El din El Sayed, was given a black card by the referee. The FIE has upheld the call after reviewing the issue.”


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