And the winner is?
Not Morehouse (Sad)…Gigi Miracco 15-14
Photos Courtesy of Italian Fencing Federation.
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Tianjin, China – Team USA Women’s Saber defeated Japan in the round of 16 45-28, followed by a 45-38 victory over China to advance to the top 4. In the Semi-finals, the team lost a heart-breaker 44-45 to eventual winner Russia before beating France for the Bronze Medal. Russia went on to defeat Ukraine for the gold.
Mariel Zagunis captured the individual gold the previous day and maintains her #1 world ranking over Ukrainian Olga Kharlan.
“This is a unique world-class event that has received resounding support from the world’s top fencers as it serves to promote and develop the world of fencing in a multitude of ways,” commented Ralf Bissdorf, co-founder of Z1 Pro Fencing World Series and a 2000 Sydney Olympic Silver Medalist and world champion from Germany.
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Padova, Italy – In the bracket of 64, team USA fencers Daryl Homer faces Zhong (CHINA), Tim Morehouse faces off against Gal (HUN), Fischl Vs. Tarrantino (ITA) and Jeff Spear will take on Kim (KOR).
The prize for first place is a new Porsche! Alcohol brand Luxardo and car maker Porsche are sponsoring the competition.
Mike Etropolski, Ben Igoe and Barron Nydam were eliminated on day 1.
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Pictures courtesy of Italian Fencing Federation.