October 12th, 2011


A spot of fencing !

It's World Championships time in fencing !
Here are some results from the first completed individual events ...

Men's Sabre :
1. Aldo Montano (ITA)
2. Nicolas Limbach (GER)
=3. Luigi Tarantino (ITA)
Gu Bon Gil (KOR)

Factlets: Tarantino was the oldest competitor in the MS, born in 1972. Youngest was born in 1995.
Montano had previously won individual Gold at the 2004 Olympic Games, and Silver at the 2007 World Championships.

Placings for Aus/NZ/GBr fencers :
62. James Walsh (AUS)
63. James Honeybone (GBR)
90. Alexander O'Connell (GBR)
105. Sutherlan Scudds (AUS)
113. Frederic Jaccard (AUS)
127. Mitchell Fox (AUS)

Women's Foil:
1. Valentina Vezzali (ITA)
2. Elisa Di Francisca (ITA)
=3. Nam Hyun Hee (KOR)
Lee Kiefer (USA)

Factlets: Oldest competitor was born in 1960, youngest was born in 1995. Bronze medallist Kiefer was one of the youngest present, born in 1994.
Vezzali has previously won 3 individual Gold medals at Olympic Games, and 5 at World Championships.

Placings for Aus/NZ/GBr fencers :
41. Yuan Ping (NZL)
43. Natalia Sheppard (GBR)
54. Martina Emanuel (GBR)
64. Sophie Troiano (GBR)
69. Anna Bentley (GBR)
97. Jenny Bonney-Millett (AUS)

More results to come ...
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