Italy’s Gallo, Team Hungary win Padua Men’s Sabre World Cup

PADUA, Italy, March 2-4, 2023—Italy’s Michele Gallo won the individual gold medal at the 64th “Trofeo Luxardo” Men’s Sabre World Cup in Padua, with Hungary winning the team gold. The event took place at the Kioene Arena, with 204 individual fencers and 26 teams participating in the competition.

Gallo faced Kazakhstan’s Artyom Sarkissyan in the final bout of the individual men’s sabre event, winning with a 15-9 score. In the semifinal round, Sarkissyan won against Italy’s Giovanni Repetti, 15-13, while Gallo defeated Georgia’s Sandro Bazadze, 15-14. Of note, Gallo defeated Hungarian world champion Andras Szatmari in the quarterfinals, 15-14, and France’s Sebastien Patrice defeated Hungarian world and three-time Olympic champion Aron Szilagyi in the round of 32, 15-14.

In the men’s team sabre event, Hungary won against Italy in the final match, 45-30. In the semifinals, Italy defeated Korea, 45-42, while Hungary beat China, 45-37. The bronze medal went to Korea over China, 45-37.

Final rankings in men’s individual sabre included Michele Gallo (ITA, gold), Artyom Sarkissyan (KAZ, silver), Sandro Bazadze (GEO, bronze), Giovanni Repetti (ITA, bronze), Matyas Szabo (GER), Eli Dershwitz (USA), Andras Szatmari (HUN) and Sebastien Patrice (FRA).

Final rankings in men’s team sabre included Hungary (gold), Italy (silver), Korea (bronze), China, Romania, Spain, Japan 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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