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2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade

2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade is taking place between 3-14thJuly 2015 in Gwangju, Korea. The fencing is being held between 4-9thJuly 2015. 377 athletes (204 men and 173 women fencers) from 44 countries participated in this competition.

The men’s sabre and women’s epee individual competitions were held on 4thJuly. In men’s sabre, SONG Jonghun from Korea won the gold medal. Dmitry DANILENKO from Russia won the silver medal. Ferenc VALKAI from Hungary and Leonardo AFFEDE from Italy won bronze. In the women’s epee, Dimodi Laurence EPEE won the gold medal. Viktoriia KUZMENKOVA from Russia won the silver medal. Iuliia LICHAGINA from Russia and Nelli PAJU from Estonia won bronze.

The men’s epee and women’s foil individual competitions were held on 5th July. In the men’s epee, Yannick Philippe Andre BOREL from France won the gold medal. Virgile Michel Louis MARCHAL from France won the silver medal. Daniel BERTA from Hungary and JUNG Taeseung from Korea won bronze. In the women’s foil, Jeromine Frederique MPAH NJANGA from France won the gold medal. Svetlana TRIPAPINA from Russia won the silver medal. HONG Hyo Jin from Korea and Kristina NOVALINSKA from Russia won bronze.

The men’s foil and women’s sabre individual competitions were held on 6th July. In the men’s foil, Maximilien Jaques CHASTANET from France won the gold medal. Alexander PIVOVAROV from Russia won the silver medal. Martino MINUTO from Turkey and KWAK Junhyuk from Korea won bronze. In the women’s sabre, Anna BASHTA from Russia won the gold medal. KIM Seonhee from Korea won the silver medal. Adrienne JAROCKI from USA and Marta Wiktoria PUDA from Poland won bronze.

Now, France is in first place with 4 gold and 1 silver medals. Russia is second place with 1 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals. Korea is third place with 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals.

The Organizing Committee of the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade prepared this event excellently and they have provided a successful and well run competition.

Mr. SON Kil Seung, President of the Korean Fencing Federation and of the Organizing Committee for fencing, visited the competition hall over 4-6thJuly, overseeing all individual events and ran the event very smoothly. He is scheduled to visit the venue again to finish the competition.

 Men's epee individual

 Women's epee individual

 Women's sabre individual  

 Men's sabre individual 

 Men's foil individual  

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