Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, May 19-21 2023 – Korea’s world champion Sera Song won the individual women’s epee gold medal at the Fujairah Women’s Epee World Cup and France won the team gold. The event took place at the Zayed Sports Complex, with 223 individual fencers and 29 teams participating in the competition.
Song faced Hong Kong, China’s Man Wai Vivian Kong in the final bout of women’s individual epee, winning with a 14-13 score. Kong won against Hungary’s Anna Kun in the semifinal round, 15-11, while Song defeated Italy’s Gaia Traditi, 15-7. Of note, in the quarterfinals, Kun beat Brazil’s world champion Nathalie Moellhausen, 15-10, and Song won against China’s Olympic champion Yiwen Sun, 15-12; in the table of 16, Sun beat Italy’s world champion Mara Navarria, 15-8.
In the women’s team epee event, France defeated Korea in the final match, 45-29. In the semifinals, Korea won against Poland, 38-32, while France beat Italy, 35-31. The bronze medal went to Poland over Italy, 38-29.
Final rankings in women’s individual epee included Sera Song (KOR, gold), Man Wai Vivian Kong (HKG, silver), Anna Kun (HUN, bronze), Gaia Traditi (ITA, bronze), Nathalie Moellhausen (BRA), Alberta Santuccio (ITA), Ruien Xiao (CAN) and Yiwen Sun (CHN).
Final rankings in women’s team epee included France (gold), Korea (silver), Poland (bronze), Italy, Ukraine, China, Hong Kong-China and Switzerland.
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