Korea Wins Double Gold at “Villa de Madrid” Men’s Sabre World Cup

MADRID, Spain, May 6-8, 2022—Korean world champion Sanguk Oh won the gold medal at the “Villa de Madrid” Men’s Sabre World Cup, with Korea also winning the men’s team event. The competition, which was held at Madrid’s Polideportivo Municipal Gallur, included 226 individual fencers and 25 teams participating.

In the final match, Oh faced Italy’s Luca Curatoli, winning with a 15-11 score. In the semifinal round, Curatoli won against Georgia’s Sandro Bazadze, 15-14, while Oh defeated his teammate and world champion Junghwan Kim, 15-10. Of note, Hungarian three-time Olympic champion Aron Szilagyi beat teammate and world champion Andras Szatmari in the round of 16, 15-14, and then, in another close match, lost to Curatoli in the quarterfinals, 15-14.

In men’s team sabre, Korea won against Hungary in the final round, 45-32. In the semifinals, Hungary beat Italy, 45-38, while Korea defeated Germany, 45-38. The bronze medal went to Italy over Germany, 45-35.

Final rankings for individual men’s sabre included Sanguk Oh (KOR, gold), Luca Curatoli (ITA, silver), Sandro Bazadze (GEO, bronze), Junghwan Kim (KOR, bronze), Aron Szilagyi (HUN), Eli Dershwitz (USA), Mohamed Amer (EGY) and Michele Gallo (ITA).

Final rankings for men’s team sabre included Korea (gold), Hungary (silver), Italy (bronze), Germany, France, Georgia, USA and Canada.

Complete and official results for the event may be found here on the FIE web site. For more exciting world fencing news and features, check out the YouTube FIE Fencing Channel.

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