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Valentina Vezzali wins women’s foil title at World Fencing Championships October 5, 2007

Posted by sallehon in Uncategorized.

The Associated Press – Published: October 4, 2007

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia: Two-time Olympic champion Valentina Vezzali won her second world fencing championships individual gold medal Thursday, beating defending champion Margherita Granbassi 11-8 in the women’s foil event.

Giovanna Trillini of Italy, who has not missed a podium at the Olympics since winning gold in Barcelona in 1992, and Aida Mohamed of Hungary settled for bronze.

In a rematch of the last season’s final, when Granbassi beat Vezzali on a 7-6 sudden-death victory, both Italians were even at 6-6 before Vezzali posted five of the last seven touches.

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