NANJING, China, March 24-26, 2023—Hungary’s Anna Kun won the individual gold medal at the Nanjing Women’s Epee World Cup and France won the team gold. The event took place at the Yangzi River International Conference Center, with 146 individual fencers and 16 teams participating in the competition.
Kun faced France’s Alexandra Louis Marie in the final bout of the individual women’s epee event, winning with a 15-10 score. In the semifinal round, Louis Marie won against teammate Auriane Mallo, 15-8, while Kun defeated France’s Camille Nabeth, 15-6. Of note, Nabeth beat China’s Olympic champion, Yiwen Sun, in the quarterfinals, 13-12, and Kun defeated Italy’s world champion, Mara Navarria, 15-11. Italy’s Gaia Traditi also won against her teammate and two-time world champion, Rossella Fiamingo, in the round of 16, 15-12, before being eliminated in the quarterfinals by Louis Marie, 15-11, and France’s Coraline Vitalis beat Korea’s world champion, Sera Song, 15-9, before being eliminated by France’s Mallo, 15-9.
In the women’s team epee event, France won against Korea in the final match, 45-35. In the semifinals, Korea defeated Poland, 2-2, while France beat Italy, 36-27. The bronze medal went to Italy over Poland, 45-36.
Final rankings in women’s individual epee included Anna Kun (HUN, gold), Alexandra Louis Marie (FRA, silver), Camille Nabeth (FRA, bronze), Auriane Mallo (FRA, bronze), Mara Navarria (ITA), Gaia Traditi (ITA), Yiwen Sun (CHN), and Coraline Vitalis (FRA).
Final rankings in women’s team epee included France (gold), Korea (silver), Italy (bronze), Poland, USA, China, Hungary and Hong Kong-China.
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(*photo: Chinese Fencing Association)