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.