The French national team can defend its title in the team event of women’s sabre at the World Fencing Championships in Budapest. However, the same thing won’t happen in men’s foil since Italy, the champion of the last three world championships can only go for the bronze this time.
Russia won its eighth world championship title in the women’s sabre team event at the World Fencing Championships in Budapest. Besides this, the national team of the United States became winner in men’s foil, which was the last event of the competition. According to the International Fencing Federation (FIE), Budapest has been an excellent host of the world championships.
Russia became world champion in women’s foil, while France managed to sit on the throne of men’s epée in today’s team events at the World Fencing Championships in Budapest. The last bouts in both finals remained memorable, but due to different reasons.
Russian Sofia Pozdniakova got defeated already in the Table of 64 in women’s sabre, while in men’s foil Italian Alessio Foconi was the one who didn’t survive after the same round. The Hungarian men’s sabre team met the expectations and got into the Round of 8 after winning against Vietnam and Egypt at the World Fencing Championships in Budapest.
The top 64 fencers in women’s foil and men’s epée have been facing each other on Day 5 with the aim of winning a medal at the World Fencing Championships in Budapest. None of the disciplines held any surprises in this round, and the Table of 32 will begin soon.