USA’s Massialas, Germany’s Sauer Win Shanghai Foil Grand Prix

SHANGHAI, China, May 19-21, 2023 – USA’s Alexander Massialas and Germany’s Anne Sauer won gold medals at the Shanghai Men’s and Women’s Foil Grand Prix. The event took place at the JingAn Gym, with 184 men and 156 women participating in the competition.

In the final bout of men’s individual foil, Massialas faced Italy’s Francesco Ingargiola, winning with a 15-6 score. Ingargiola won against Hungary’s Daniel Dosa in the semifinal round, 15-7, while Massialas defeated France’s Julien Mertine, 15-4. Of note, Mertine beat USA’s world champion Miles Chamley-Watson in the quarterfinals, 15-14, and Ingargiola won against teammate and Olympic champion Daniele Garozzo, 15-9.

In the final bout of women’s individual foil, Sauer faced Italy’s Martina Batini, winning with a 15-14 score. Batini won against USA’s Olympic champion Lee Kiefer in the semifinal round, 15-9, while Sauer defeated France’s world champion Ysaora Thibus, 15-4.

Final rankings in men’s individual foil included Alexander Massialas (USA, gold), Francesco Ingargiola (ITA, silver), Daniel Dosa (HUN, bronze), Julien Mertine (FRA, bronze), Gerek Meinhardt (USA), Daniele Garozzo (ITA), Miles Chamley-Watson (USA) and Wallerand Roger (FRA).

Final rankings in women’s individual foil included Anne Sauer (GER, gold), Martina Batini (ITA, silver), Lee Kiefer (USA, bronze), Ysaora Thibus (FRA, bronze), Yuka Ueno (JPN), Solene Butruille (FRA), Camilla Mancini (ITA) and Qiwen Lin (CHN).

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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