PLOVDIV, Bulgaria, April 29-May 1, 2022—Italian world champion Alessio Foconi won individual gold at the Plovdiv Men’s Foil World Cup with Italy winning the men’s team event. The competition took place at the Kolodrum Plovdiv sports facility, with 188 individual fencers and 24 teams participating.
Foconi faced teammate and Olympic champion Daniele Garozzo in the final match of the men’s individual foil event, winning with a 15-11 score. Garozzo won against teammate Tommaso Marini in the semifinal round, 15-6, while Foconi defeated Hungary’s Gergo Szemes, 15-4.
In men’s team foil, Italy won against France in the final match, 45-28. France beat Japan in the semifinals, 45-42, while Italy defeated USA, 45-27. The bronze medal went to USA over Japan, 45-42.
Final rankings for men’s individual foil included Alessio Foconi (ITA, gold), Daniele Garozzo (ITA, silver), Tommaso Marini (ITA, bronze), Gergo Szemes (HUN, bronze), Gerek Meinhardt (USA), Nick Itkin (USA), Mohamed Hamza (EGY) and Guillaume Bianchi (ITA).
Final rankings for men’s team foil included Italy (gold), France (silver), USA (bronze), Japan, Korea, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine.