Nikishin and Svichkar won their first individual medals of the world championship

Никишин и Свичкарь выиграли свои дебютные личные медали чемпионата мира

Bogdan Nikishin

Ukraine received the first medal of the world fencing championship.

Two medals were won by Ukrainian epee fencers in the world fencing championship, which takes place in Chinese Wuxi.

Bogdan Nikishin and Roman Svichkar reached the semi-finals of the world championship, where simultaneously lost. Because the world Championships are not held fights for third place, both Ukrainians won bronze.

The leader of the world ranking Nikishin started with the 1/32 finals, where he won the American Jacob Hoyle (10:8), then dealt with the Spaniard Yulen Pereira (15:8), knocked out the canadian Mark-Anthony Blaise-Bellange (15:6) and 1/4 of the standings proved to be stronger than another member of the USA Curtis Macdowel (15:10).

Svichkar, in turn, in the second day of competition began with a crushing victory over the Estonian Peterom Thurnau (15:3), after made a real sensation, defeating by a margin of one shot current world champion Paolo Pizzo (15:14), in 1/8 finals with the same score beat Faizulla Alimova from Uzbekistan, and in the fight for a place on the podium won the Swiss Benjamina Steffen (15:12).

In the battle for a place in the final he lost to Venezuelan Ruben Gascon, Limardo (4:7), and the novel did not stand in confrontation with the Borel Yannick from France, losing 11:15.

It is worth noting that success in the individual competition only Maxim Fire in 2013 failed to win a medal in men’s epee. Then he won silver. And if he Bogdan Nikishin we’ve been waiting for success, for Svichkar this world Cup debut.

Alas, in the women’s foil girls we are not pleased.

In the 1/16 finals two Ukrainian women who agreed among themselves. Ekaterina Chentsova with a difference in a single blow defeated Alexander Senyuta – 15:14, but in 1/8 final lost to Italian Alice Volpi – 2:15.

Yesterday it was reported that Krivitskaya stopped in a step from medals of the world Cup.

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