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Sporting news ...

This week, the Fencing World Championships have been running in St Petersburg.
Just in case anyone was interested, the results of the individual competitions (teams events still have a couple of days to go) :

Women's Sabre (91 entries) :
1NETCHAEVAElenaRUS
2TANXueCHN
3JOZWIAKBognaPOL
3MARZOCCAGioiaITA
Australians: Jess Brooks (68th) (GBR had 4 in the last 64, the best at 33)

Men's Sabre (111) :
1 POZDNIAKOV Stanislav RUS
2 MONTANO Aldo ITA
3 LIMBACH Nicolas GER
3 OH Eun Seok KOR
No Australians in this event, 2 GBR fencers in the last 64.

Men's Foil (124) :
1 JOPPICH PeterGER
2 BALDINI AndreaITA
3 KLEIBRINK BenjaminGER
3 LEI ShengCHN
Australians: Frank Bartollilo (45th) (GBR - Richard Kruse was 15th, two others made the last 64)

Women's Foil (92) :
1 VEZZALI Valentina ITA
2 GRANBASSI Margherita ITA
3 MOHAMED Aida HUN
3 TRILLINI Giovanna ITA
Australians: Jo Halls (47th) (GBR: one just in last 64, one just outside)

Women's Epee (126) :
1 HEIDEMANN Britta GER
2 LI Na CHN
3 EMBRICH Irina EST
3 NISIMA Maureen FRA
Australians : Evelyn Halls (60th) (GBR : one at 72)

Men's Epee (168) :
1 KULCSAR Krisztian HUN
2 BOISSE Eric FRA
3 CONFALONIERI Diego ITA
3 JEANNET Jerome FRA
Australians : Seamus Robinson (72nd) (GBR: Two in the last 64, two outside)
Surprise results : Alfredo Rota in 64th place, and Pavel Kolobkov (five times World Champion, Olympic Gold medallist) in 65th.

Of those 168 fencers, I've fenced 11, the top placed at this World Championships being Denis Bade of Finland (12th), who I beat in a pool bout in a satellite tournament last year. Fencing is a funny sport ...
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