The first day of the European Senior Fencing Championship brought us women’s foil and men’s epee competitions.
Women’s foil with 42 fencers presented another Italian success with dominating Di Francisca Elisa (ITA) who took out her teammate Errigo Arianna in T8 easily 15:5, defeated Thibus Ysaora (FRA) 15:12 in the semifinal, just to face Yakovleva Diana (RUS) in the final securing the first title for Italy 15:7. Yakovleva defeated Golubytskyi Carolin (GER) in the second semifinal closely 13:12.
Men’s epee introduced higher number of 101 fencers. The title in the most numerous competition gained an experienced athlet from Germany Fiedler Joerg who went through the tournament rather easily, winning high over Steffen Benjamin (SUI) 15:4 in the T8, having equal match with Mikolajczak Krzysztof (POL) and taking the title from young fencer Jerent Daniel (FRA) in the final 15:5. Jerent faced his teammate Robeiri Ulrich in the semifinal defeating him flawlessly 15:4.