HEIDENHEIM, Germany, May 13-14, 2022—France’s Olympic champion Romain Cannone won the individual gold medal at the Heidenheim Men’s Epee World Cup, with Korea winning men’s team epee. The competition, which was held at the City’s Karl-Rau-Halle, included 261 individual fencers and 35 teams participating.
Cannone faced Morocco’s Houssam Elkord in the final match of the men’s individual epee event, the “Heidenheimer Pokal”, winning with a 15-11 score. In the semifinal round, Elkord won against Italy’s Gabriele Cimini, 15-14, while Cannone defeated Hungary’s Mate Tamas Koch, 15-9. Of note, Koch beat French world champion Yannick Borel in the quarterfinals, 15-11, and Venezuelan Olympic champion Ruben Limardo Gascon in the round of 16, 11-9.
In the men’s team epee event, the “Voith Cup”, Korea won against Germany in the final match, 45-32. In the semifinal round, Germany defeated France, 45-30, while Korea beat Hungary, 37-36. The bronze medal went to France over Hungary, 45-43.
Final rankings in individual men’s epee included Romain Cannone (FRA, gold), Houssam Elkord (MAR, silver), Gabriele Cimini (ITA, bronze), Mate Tamas Koch (HUN, bronze), Andrea Santarelli (ITA), Yannick Borel (FRA), Curtis McDowald (USA) and Minghao Lan (CHN).
Final rankings in men’s team epee included Korea (gold), Germany (silver), France (bronze), Hungary, Ukraine, USA, Italy and Switzerland.