Highlights | IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup (Eger, Hungary)


Highlights from the first IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup of 2017 hosted in Eger, Hungary.

IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup | Eger, Hungary



In the Men’s Foil (Cat. A) event, Richard Osvath (HUN) the Paralympic silver medalist, made a great start to the season beating upcoming young fencer and 2016 U17 World Champion, Emanuele Lambertini (ITA) the a respectable 15-11.

In the Men’s Foil (Cat. B) competition, the Rio 2016 Sabre gold medalist Anton Datsko (UKR) beat Albert Kamalov (RUS) 15-10.

The Women’s Epee (Cat. A) event gave Hungary its second gold medal of the day. Amarilla Veres (HUN) beat the Hungarian favourite Zsuzsanna Krajnyák (HUN) in the semi finals to go through to the finals winning against Yevheniia Breus (UKR) 15-10.

Women’s Epee (Cat. B) saw Ukraine gain its second gold of the day with Tetiana Pozniak (UKR) beating Anri Sakurai (JPN) 15-4. Sakurai gave a creditable performance throughout the competition and just losing concentration in the final.

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Rio 2016 champion Andrei Pranevich of Belarus was victorious in the men’s épée category B competition at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Eger today.

Pranevich narrowly defeated Great Britain’s Dimitri Coutya 15-14 in the final. Another Belorussian, Alexei Sinkevich, took third place while Alan Surajewsky of Poland completed the top four.

In the other men’s competition today, Russia’s Maxim Shaburov was victorious in the men’s épée category B tournament.

Shaburov claimed the gold medal after defeating Ukraine’s Maksym Mahula 15-9 in the final.

Perhaps his best result of the day though was defeating Great Britain’s Piers Gilliver, the Rio 2016 silver medallist in this category, in the semi-final. The Russian defeated Giliver 15-14 to reach the gold medal contest. Giliver responded by taking third while Germany’s Maurice Schmidt claimed fourth.

There were also two women’s competitions today, the second of three days of action. Much to the delight of the home supporters, Hungary’s Éva Hajmasi prevailed in the foil category A event. In an all-Hungarian final, Hajmasi overcame Zsuzsanna Krajnyak 15-10.

Italian Andrea Mogos clinched third while Nataliia Morkvych completed the top four.

Completing the day’s action, Italy’s Beatrice Vio was victorious in the foil category B tournament. Vio, the only quadruple amputee in international wheelchair fencing, won the Disability Award at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco earlier this week. The 19-year-old won gold and bronze at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and continued her good form by thrashing Tetiana Pozniak of Ukraine 15-1 in the final this evening.

Yuen Ping Chung of Hong Kong claimed third place while Irma Khetsuriani of Georgia finished in fourth. 

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Ukraine’s Andrii Demchuk prevailed in the men’s sabre category A competition on the final day of the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Eger.
Demchuk, who took bronze in the men’s foil category A earlier this week, convincingly beat Russia’s Viktor Dronov 15-5 in the final.
Richárd Osvath of Hungary, who won the foil A competition, finished third while fourth place was claimed by Maxim Shaburov of Russia.
In the second men’s competition today, the sabre category B tournament, Alessio Sarri of Italy prevailed. Sarri defeated Adrian Castro of Poland in the final. Clinching third place was Albert Kamalov of Russia after he defeated compatriot Alexandr Kurzin.
Women’s competition also concluded today with Yevheniia Breus of Ukraine claimed gold in the sabre A category. She silenced the home crowd by beating Amarilla Veres of Hungary 15-13 in the final. Nataliia Morkvych, another Ukrainian, took third place while Nino Tibiashvili of Georgia finished in fourth.
In the final category of singles action in Eger, Poland reigned supreme. Patrycja Hareza was victorious in the women’s sabre B competition after she beat compatriot Jadwiga Pacek 15-12 in the final. Ukraine completed the top four with Nadia Doloh in third and Olga Yesina in fourth.
There was also a men’s team epée competition and women’s foil team competition today.
Italy, led by Beatrice Vio, took gold in the women’s foil event. The team of Vio, Andrea Mogos and Loredana Trigilia defeated Hungary 45-42 in the final.
Hong Kong defeated France in the bronze medal match 45-44. Russia were the victors in the men’s team event, after they overcame Italy 45-30 in the gold medal match. Poland narrowly secured third place with 45-42 win over France.


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