After finishing 3rd place in last year’s competition in Esslingen, foil fencer André Sanita from Bonn (GER) is this year’s winner of the international „Burg-Cup“ in Esslingen, which is a competition for the EFC U23 ranking and the German senior ranking. A total of 126 fencers from 13 countries gathered in Esslingen to fence for ranking points at the 3rd edition of this competition.
The 24-year old German athlete qualified undefeated for the direct elimination. In the quarterfinal Sanita had no major problems with a 15:4 victory against Danish fencer Kolja Dahlin and qualified for the final match with 15:10 against Thomas Lerche Berg, also from Denmark. In the final match he had to fence against his team mate Dominik Schoppa (OFC Bonn/GER) who qualified for the final after two close 15:14 victories against Mohannad Abozeid (Egypt) and Niklas Uftring (FC Tauberbischofsheim/GER).
Sanita, bronze medal winner at the European Championships in Torun, defeated 21-year old Schoppa with 15:11 and won the trophy in Esslingen.
1. Andre Sanita (OFC Bonn/GER)
2. Dominik Schoppa (OFC Bonn/GER)
3. Thomas Lärche Berg (DAN)
3. Niklas Uftring (FC Tauberbischofsheim/GER)