USA’s Kiefer, Team Italy Win Gold at Tauberbischofsheim Women’s Foil World Cup

Tauberbischofsheim, Germany, April 29-May 1, 2022—USA’s Olympic champion Lee Kiefer won gold at the Tauberbischofsheim Women’s Foil World Cup, with Italy winning women’s team foil. The competition took place at the Bundesstützpunkt Tauberbischofsheim, with 189 individual fencers and 22 teams participating.

Kiefer faced France’s Anita Blaze in the final round of individual women’s foil, winning with a 15-7 score. Blaze won against Italy’s Erica Cipressa in the semifinal round, 15-13, while Kiefer defeated Japan’s Karin Miyawaki, 15-13. Of note, Kiefer beat Italian two-time world champion Arianna Errigo in the quarterfinals, 15-14, and Cipressa won against teammate and world champion Alice Volpi in the round of 16, 15-14.

In women’s team foil, Italy faced France in the final match, winning with a 45-31 score. France won against Japan in the semifinal round, 45-37, while Italy defeated Korea, 45-30. The bronze medal went to Japan over Korea, 45-30.

Final rankings in individual women’s foil included Lee Kiefer (USA, gold), Anita Blaze (FRA, silver), Erica Cipressa (ITA, bronze), Karin Miyawaki (JPN, bronze), Qingyuan Chen (CHN), Arianna Errigo (ITA), Jessica Zi Jia Guo (CAN) and Kelleigh Ryan (CAN).

Final rankings in women’s team foil included Italy (gold), France (silver), Japan (bronze), Korea, USA, China, Poland 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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