Egypt’s Amer and Tunisia’s Boubakri Win Gold in Men’s Sabre and Women’s Foil at 2019 African Fencing Championships in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali, June 26, 2019—Egypt’s Mohamed Amer won men’s sabre at the 2019 African Fencing Championships in Bamako, Mali, and Tunisia’s Ines Boubakri was victorious in women’s foil. This was the third of five days of individual and team competition, with 51 athletes from throughout Africa fencing in the day’s events.

Amer took on Tunisia’s Fares Ferjani in the final round of individual men’s sabre to take the gold medal, 15-9. Ferjani defeated Egyptian Mohab Samer in the semifinal, 15-8, and Amer beat Tunisia’s Ahmed Ferjani, 15-5.

The individual women’s foil gold-medal match featured Boubakri facing Egypt’s Noha Hany, taking the win with a 15-4 score. Hany overcame her teammate, Noura Mohamed, in the semifinal, 15-11, and Boubakri eliminated Egypt’s Yara Elsharkawy, 15-8.

Final ranking for individual men’s sabre at the African Fencing Championships included Mohamed Amer (EGY, gold), Fares Ferjani (TUN, silver), Ahmed Ferjani (TUN, bronze), Mohab Samer (EGY, bronze), Medhat Moataz (EGY), Ziad Elsissy (EGY), Babacar Sadikh Keita (SEN) and Hichem Smandi (TUN).

For individual women’s foil, final ranking included Ines Boubakri (TUN, gold), Noha Hany (EGY, silver), Yara Elsharkawy (EGY, bronze), Noura Mohamed (EGY, bronze), Meriem Mebarki (ALG), Sarra Afi (TUN), Mariam Elzoheiry (EGY) and Anissa Khelfaoui (ALG).

Complete information may be found on the FIE website.

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