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U.S. women come up short in team sabre October 5, 2007

Posted by sallehon in Uncategorized.

Friday, October 05, 2007 5:02:00 PM

 By Thomas Boorstein / WCSN.com 

Despite a talented roster, the U.S. women’s sabre fencing team could do no better than a seventh-place finish in the team competition at the world championships Friday in St. Petersburg, Russia. France defeated Ukraine in the final for gold, and Russia took the bronze

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1. sallehon - October 5, 2007

France defends team foil and saber titles at World Fencing Championships
8 hours ago

fencing championships Friday while Canada posted a best-ever result in the women’s team sabre.

Cecile Argiolas, Leonore Perrus, Anne-Lise Touya, Carole Vergne beat Ukraine 45-32 to take sabre gold. Russia settled for the bronze medal for the second consecutive year, beating Italy 45-35.

Olga Ovtchinikova of Toronto, Wendy Saschenbrecker of Montreal, Sandra Sassine of Laval, Que., and Julie Cloutier of Repentigny, Que., defeated Britain 45-36 to finish ninth, the highest finish ever for Canada in the event.

Nicolas Beaudan, Brice Guyart, Erwan Le Pechoux, Marcel Marcilloux successfully defended France’s men’s team foil title, beating Germany 45-32 in a rematch of last season’s final.

South Korea defeated China 43-42 in sudden-death for the bronze medal.

Canada was 17th.


2. sallehon - October 7, 2007

Hungary win men’s, France women’s team sabre gold

SAINT-PETERSBOURG, Russia (AFP) — Hungary won gold in the men’s team sabre, beating France 45-43 at the world fencing championships here on Saturday.

France won the women’s team epee gold medal after beating Russia 45-37


3. sallehon - October 7, 2007

Hungary wins team saber title in World Fencing Championships
10/07/2007 | 12:05 AM

Email this | Email the Editor | Print | Digg this | Add to del.icio.us ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Hungary won the men’s team saber title and France regained gold in the women’s team epee at the World Fencing Championships Saturday.

Tamas Desci, Balazs Lontay, Zsolt Nemcsik, and Aron Szilagyi beat defending champion France in the saber final 45-43.

Italy took the bronze medal with a 45-44 win over Ukraine.

Hungary was leading 40-32 but Julien Pillet rallied to level 43-43 in the final round before Nemcsik registered two touches to secure victory.

In the women’s team epee, Audrey Descouts, Laura Flessel-Colovic, Hajnalka Kiraly-Picot, and Maureen Nisima defeated the Russian team 45-37.

Germany beat Estonia for the bronze medal 42-40.

Russia and France, which lost to China in the final last year, were tied 27-27 after the seventh round. Descouts then beat Tatiana Logounova 13-7 and Flessel-Colovic prevailed over Eugenia Stroganova 5-3 to claim the victory.

The championships ends Sunday with men’s epee and women’s foil team competitions. – AP


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