VERONA, Italy, April 2, 2018—The second day of competition at the 2018 Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships in Verona, Italy, featured men’s and women’s individual cadet epee. More than 275 fencers participated in the two events.
In cadet men’s epee, Italian Davide Di Veroli successfully defended his World Champion title, having won the same event last year in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. After also winning a silver medal last night in junior men’s epee at the World Championships, tonight Di Veroli defeated his teammate, Filippo Armaleo, in the final, 13-9. Armaleo fenced another Italian teammate in the semi-final, Simone Greco, winning with a 13-6 score. Di Veroli overcame Japan’s Seiya Asami in the other semi-final, 15-7.
In cadet women’s epee, Hong Kong’s Kaylin Sin Yan Hsieh took the gold medal against USA’s Emily Vermeule, 15-13. Hsieh beat Kazakhstan’s Tamila Muridova in the semi-final, 15-10, and Vermeule defeated Korea’s Taehee Lim, 15-9.
The top eight in men’s cadet epee include Davide Di Veroli (ITA, gold), Filippo Armaleo (ITA, silver), Seiya Asami (JPN, bronze), Simone Greco (ITA, bronze), Artur Tolasov (RUS), Alexander Biro (AUT), Isaac Herbst (USA), and Khasan Boudunov (KGZ).
The top eight in women’s cadet epee include Kaylin Sin Yan Hsieh (HKG, gold), Emily Vermeule (USA, silver), Taehee Lim (KOR, bronze), Tamila Muridova (KAZ, bronze), Axelle Wasiak (BEL), Iana Bekmurzova (RUS), Kinga Dekany (HUN), and Subeen Kim (KOR).
Tomorrow, the men’s and women’s junior team epee competition will take place.
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