Hungary’s Szilagyi, Team Korea Victorious at Luxembourg Men’s Sabre World Cup
LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxem., March 6-8, 2020—Hungary’s two-time Olympic gold medallist Aron Szilagyi took the gold medal at the Luxembourg Men’s Sabre World Cup, with Korea winning the team event. The competition, which took place at the National fencing center and the sports complex of the Lycée de Garçons Luxembourg, drew 173 individual international competitors and teams from 24 countries.
Szilagyi faced Korea’s Bongil Gu in the final round of men’s individual sabre, winning with a 15-12 score. Gu beat teammate and world champion Sanguk Oh in the semifinal round, 15-8, and Szilagyi overcame Russian world champion Veniamin Reshetnikov, 15-9.
In team sabre, Korea defeated Italy in the final round to win the gold, 45-32. Italy beat Hungary in the semifinal round, 45-42, and Korea won against Germany, 45-37. For the bronze medal, Germany beat Hungary by a single point, 45-44.
Individual final rankings at the Luxembourg Men’s Sabre World Cup included Aron Szilagyi (HUN, gold), Bongil Gu (KOR, silver), Sanguk Oh (KOR, bronze), Veniamin Reshetnikov (RUS, bronze), Luca Curatoli (ITA), Eli Dershwitz (USA), Luigi Samele (ITA) and Vincent Anstett (FRA).
For men’s team sabre, rankings included Korea (gold), Italy (silver), Germany (bronze), Hungary, France, Russia, USA and Iran.
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