TORONTO, Canada, June 29, 2019—Venezuela’s Olympic gold medallist Ruben Limardo Gascon took the gold medal in men’s epee, and USA’s Anne-Elizabeth Stone won women’s sabre at the 2019 Toronto Pan American Fencing Championships. It was the third of six days of individual and team competition, with 91 fencers from throughout the Americas participating in the day’s events.
Limardo Gascon faced his teammate and brother, Jesus Limardo, in the final match of individual men’s epee, beating him by a single point to win gold, 15-14. Limardo beat Argentina’s Jose Felix Dominguez in the semifinal, 15-12, while Limardo Gascon eliminated Cuba’s Yunior Reytor Venet, 15-8.
The individual women’s sabre gold-medal round featured Stone fencing her teammate, two-time Olympic gold medallist and two-time world champion Mariel Zagunis, winning by a touch, 15-14. Zagunis overcame Canada’s Gabriella Page in the semifinal, 15-13, and Stone beat Argentina’s Maria Belen Perez Maurice, 15-11.
Final ranking for men’s individual epee at the 2019 Pan American Fencing Championships included Ruben Limardo Gascon (VEN, gold), Jesus Limardo (VEN, silver), Jose Felix Dominguez (ARG, bronze), Yunior Reytor Venet (CUB, bronze), Francisco Limardo (VEN), Pablo Nunez (CHI), James Kaull (USA) and Curtis McDowald (USA).
For women’s individual sabre, final ranking included Anne-Elizabeth Stone (USA, gold), Mariel Zagunis (USA, silver), Maria Belen Perez Maurice (ARG, bronze), Gabriella Page (CAN, bronze), Heyddys Valentin (DOM), Dagmara Wozniak (USA), Eileen Grench (PAN) and Alejandra Jhonay Benitez Romero (VEN).