After men's epee individuals and teams official FIE world cup competitions in Heidenheim, yet another unique event took place in the Congress Centrum Heidenheim - Coupe d'Europe.
Record participation in the official FIE events, over 300 fencers and 34 teams, raised an expectations of participation also in the Coupe d'Europe competition which was eventually fulfilled, as 22 teams stood ready at the start of the day.
In the final match Aeronautica Roma (ITA) defeated Hapoel Kfar-Saba with guest fencer Garozzo Enrico, who had to fence his teammates from previous day. Last match starting with 28:22 lead for Aeronautica introduced Tagliariol from Aeronautica who scored 16 touches against catching-up Garozzo fighting for Hapoel with 20 touches. Time ran out in the furious duel and Aeronautica ended with 2 points lead gaining the trophy and leaving the Hapoel with silver. Third place gained Rodez Aveyron (FRA) that lost against Aeronautica in the semifinal 38:36.
Photos by: Lis Fautsch and Melinda Kövecs