In Milan the first medals of the Fencing World Championships. L'Italy she is already sure of at least one silver in the female sword: in the semifinal derby Alberta Santuccio he beat Mara Navarria (bronze) and gold will be played. Eliminated Rossella Fiamingo.
Malagò: "Fencing World Championships in the city of the 2026 Winter Games"
The president of the Italian Olympic Committee, Giovanni Malagòat the inaugural ceremony of the Fencing World Championships in Milan: “It's the eighth time that the World Cup has been celebrated in Italy, but the first to which the President of the Republic is present: we are infinitely grateful to him, his passion and closeness is a source of pride for our world, and an incentive for the athletes. These championships count as qualification for the next Olympics, they are the only world championships to take place in Italy in 2023, and finally take place in the city that in two and a half years will take over from Paris, hosting the Winter Games. From here comes a message of peace, hope and brotherhood".
Mattarella opens the fencing world championships in Milan
The president of the Republic Sergio Mattarella declared open i Fencing World Championships in Milan.
Georgia-USA in men's saber
Surprise ending also in the male saber: for the gold they will pull one of the favorites, the Georgian Sandro Bazadzewho defeated the Egyptian 15-14 Ziad Elsissyand the American Eli Dershwitzwho beat the Hungarian 15-13 Aron Szilagyi, Olympic gold in London, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. The last blue in the race was Michele Gallo, beaten in the quarterfinals by Elsissy, Samele and Curatoli out in the round of 16.
Sergio Mattarella at the inaugural ceremony
The president of the Republic, Sergio Mattarellahas entered the hall of the finals of Mi.Co., where he will participate in the inaugural ceremony of the Fencing World Championships in Milan. Accompanying him was the president of Coni, Giovanni Malagòand the Minister of Sport, Andrea Abodi. He is the first Italian president present at a world event of the sport hosted in Italy.
Saber, Gallo out in the quarterfinals
The adventure of Michele Gallo at the World Saber Championships. The 22-year-old was beaten by the Egyptian Ziad Elsissy, number 12 in the ranking, 15-14. The other blues were out in the round of 16 Gigi Samele And Luca Curatoli.
Ukrainian swordsman gives up not to meet a Russian
First consequences of the presence of the Russians ai Fencing World Championships in Milan: according to the Ukrainian portal grandstand.ua Igor Reizlin, bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, will give up the epee competition scheduled for Wednesday. He decided to retire in order not to meet the Russian in the first round Vadim Anokhinadmitted to the tournament because he does not belong to military groups.
Alberta Santuccio wins the blue derby and flies to the final
Surprise Alberta Santuccio in the final of the world epee: she will face the French Marie-Florence Candassamy at 6 pm. The Catanian remained behind for a long time in the semifinal with her teammate Mara Navarria, who at one point found herself at 12-9 after a double jab. At that point Santiuccio placed the throw-in of 12-10, the thrust of 12-11, she resisted the reaction of Navarria, to then reach the 13 equal to 18 seconds from the end. And hit six seconds later, with the jab that would have earned him his first individual world final.
Fiamingo: "I lost, but not by distraction"
Rossella Fiamingo comments on the defeat in the quarterfinals of the female sword against the Chinese Sun: “I didn't get distracted, I know Sun, I tried to stay focused. I hate going "to the coin", but unfortunately she recovered my advantage and got the better of the last hit. I'm sorry, I felt good, we could have been three on the podium".
Rossella Fiamingo “I live for the sword and I have fun with Diletta Leotta and Elodie. But Paltrinieri is perfection”
by Mattia Chiusano
Santuccio-Navarria, derby in the semifinals in women's epee
Two blue in the semifinals of the epee ai Fencing World Championships which have opened in Milan, two medals and a silver already secure. It will be a derby between Alberta Santuccio And Mara Navarria the semifinal of the upper part of the draw, while Rossella Fiamingo she was defeated in the quarterfinals with an extra jab (9-8) by the Chinese Sun after leading 8-5. Go ahead Santuccio, who beat the French Louis Marie 15-5, and Navarria winner 15-13 on the world number 1, Vivian Man Wai Kong of Hong Kong.