BAMAKO, Mali, June 27, 2019—Egypt won men’s team foil and women’s team epee, and Tunisia won women’s team sabre at the 2019 African Fencing Championships in Bamako, Mali. This was the fourth of five days of individual and team competition, with 18 African teams participating in the day’s events.
In men’s team foil, Egypt fenced Tunisia in the gold-medal round, winning by a single touch, 43-42. Tunisia defeated Algeria in the semifinal, 45-38, while Egypt beat Mali, 45-4. Algeria took the bronze medal, 45-10, over Mali.
In women’s team sabre, a tight match resulted in a single-point win for Tunisia in the final round over Egypt, 45-44. Egypt overcame Algeria in the semifinal, 45-24, and Tunisia beat Mali, 45-12. Algeria won the bronze medal against Mali, 45-13.
In the final of women’s team epee, Egypt won gold against South Africa, 45-27. South Africa took the semifinal against Tunisia by default, 0-0 (Tunisia did not start), while Egypt beat Senegal, 44-36. Senegal took the bronze medal against Tunisia, 0-0 (Tunisia did not start).
Final ranking for men’s team foil at the African Fencing Championships included Egypt (gold), Tunisia (silver), Algeria (bronze), Mali, Togo, Niger and Ghana.
For women’s team sabre, ranking included Tunisia (gold), Egypt (silver), Algeria (bronze), Mali, Togo and Burkina Faso.
In women’s team epee, the ranking was Egypt (gold), South Africa (silver), Senegal (bronze), Morocco, Mali, Tunisia and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Complete information may be found on the FIE website.