October 18th, 2011
|11:50 am - Final fencing update ...|
Final update on the results from the fencing World Championships, the team events.
Men's Sabre :
... that looks like a pretty traditional bunch for sabre :)
(closely followed by Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, and USA)
And Australia in 23rd.
Women's sabre :
11. Great Britain
Women's Foil :
14. Great Britain.
The final featured a come-from-behind victory for the Russians, from 35-39 down, to win 45-44.
The Italian team featured the Gold and Silver medallists from the individual competition,
but Larisa Korobeynikova managed to outscore the new World Champion 10-5 in the final bout to seal the win.
Men's Foil :
9. Great Britain.
Another close final, China started the final period up 40-35. Le Pechoux gained 9 hits to 4 to take the match to extra time, but the Chinese fencer managed to close it out 45-44.
Men's Epee :
The 3rd/4th place play-off was a low-scoring match - final score 15-14 to Switzerland,
the score remained at 0-all for the first three periods, and 1-0 after five !
(I suspect liberal use of the "passivity" rule !)
Women's Epee :
14. Great Britain
The final was another low-scoring match, won by Romania in extra time, 27-26, with China's Li Na outscoring her opponent 9 - 7 in the final period, not quite enough to catch up for the win.
Current Mood: geeky