VERONA, Italy, April 6, 2018—The sixth day of competition at the 2018 Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships in Verona, Italy, featured junior men’s and women’s team sabre. There were 28 teams competing in the women’s and 38 in the men’s events, which took place in Verona’s Cattolica Center.
In junior men’s team sabre, Italy edged-out Russia in a spirited final, winning with a narrow 45-44 final score. The Italians beat USA in the semi-final, 45-39, while Russia overcame Great Britain in the same round, 45-23. USA earned the bronze medal against Great Britain, 45-21.
In junior women’s team sabre, Russia took the gold medal in the final match against the USA, winning with another very close score of 45-44. Russia prevailed over Korea in the semi-final round, 45-33, while USA beat Italy, 45-41. The bronze medal went to Italy, who defeated Korea with a 45-34 final score.
The top eight countries in junior men’s team sabre include Italy (gold), Russia (silver), USA (bronze), Great Britain, Belarus, France, Germany, and Poland.
The top eight countries in junior women’s team sabre include Russia (gold), USA (silver), Italy (bronze), Korea, Japan, China, Bulgaria, and Germany.
Tomorrow, the individual junior men’s and women’s foil competition will take place.
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