Women’s Foil Fencing Team Competing in Gdanks, Poland

The road to the Paris World Championships for women’s foil continues this weekend in Gdansk, Poland.

Ambika Singh, Lee Kiefer, Nzgingha Prescord, Doris Willette, Nicole Ross, Margeret Lu and Maddie Zeiss are competing in Gdansk, Poland this weekend.

Catch all the updates here and on twitter at: www.twitter.com/timmorehouse

Ambika will be sending me updates and I’ll be posting.  Good luck girls!

The girls will be staying in Poland and afterwards and then heading onto Turino, Italy for another competition.

Here’s how the race looks right now for the National Team: (Top 4 Qualify)

RANKING
1 (2988.75 points) Prescod, Nzihgha

2(1827 points) Singh, Ambika

3 (1695 points) Kiefer, Lee

4 (1435 points) Lu, Margaret L.C.

5 (1395 points) Ross, Nicole

6 (1375 points) # Shaito, Mona

7 (1210 points) # Kiefer, Alexandra

8 (1200 points) Willette, Doris

World University Games in Belgrade: Wang of China Wins in Men’s Saber; Yakimenko of Russia injured

The prestigous World University Games in Belgrade are under way…(No US fencers are competing, but many of the top fencers in the world are there)

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE RESULTS! (It’s a little confusing to figure out)

Headlines:
In men’s saber, Jingzhi Wang
  of China defeats Bukievich of Belarus for Gold 15-14.  Zhong and Samelle of Italy are 3rd.

In women’s epee, Ewa Nelip of Poland defeats Deac Simona of Romania 15-13 for Gold.  Kochneva Olga of Russia and Nakano Nozomi are 3rd.

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In big news,  it’s being reported that one of the top ranked saber fencers in the world and recent Silver Medalist at the Dallas World Cup Alexey Yakimenko of Russia tore his achilles tenden and will miss European zonals and most likely World Championships. 

If true, this is devastating news for a fencer who would be one of the favorites to win World Championships.  You never want to see athletes get injured.

This is a big weekend for fencing!

Pan American Games, US Nationals and World University games are all happening on this weekend!

Bulgaria Men’s Saber Grand Prix Results: Daryl Homer Top-16. Rest USA Team out in 64. Limbach Wins Competition

darylfencingDay 2:
Daryl Homer
in his first international competition makes top-16 defeating Romanian Hanceanu and Polish fencer Dominik.    He eventualy lost to Lopez of France to make the top-8.  

 Congratulations to Daryl on a great result!

Daryl's picture from GQ magazine last year
Daryl's picture from GQ magazine last year

The rest of the American team didn’t fare as well.   They all lost in the top-64.  I’m slowly getting results and details from Jason Rogers as he texts me from Bulgaria. 

Semi-Finals Individual:
Limbach (GER) defeats Dumetrescu (ROM) in Semi-final
 Desci (Hun) defeats Montano (ITA)

Finals:
Limbach Defeats Desci for Gold

Day 1

I’m sitting this one out so my update comes via email from Jason Rogers.  

They have just finished day one.  Here are pool results and match-ups for the bracket of 64:

Ben Igoe won all bouts and fencing Nemscik HUN 

* rematch from Budapest when Ben prevailed

 

James Williams 5-1 fencing Beaudry CAN

 

Daryl Homer 5-1 fencing Hanceanu ROM

* Daryl’s first international world cup so great result so far

 

Mike Etropolski 2-4 and went through, fencing Tarantino Italy

 

Luther Clement 3-3, lost to Dolceanu BLR

Jason Rogers 3-3, lost to Kosikov of Russia 13-15