ECC Klagenfurt with Galvanizing winners
184 men and 172 women from 25 different nations met this weekend at the ECC Fencing tournament „Trofeo Dario Codarin” in the Messehalle 1.
In the male’s epee category Isaac Herbst (USA) won against Enrico Piatti (ITA) with 15:9. The third place went to Simone Mencarelli (ITA) and Nikita Koshmann (UKR). In women’s epee Greta Candreva (USA) defeated Marzia Cena (ITA) with a 15:9 victory as well. Cristina Constantinescu (ROU) and Sarah Lurye (USA) reached the third place.
The US Team prevailed in heated fights and clearly dominated their opponents. The award ceremony was carried out by the member of the Landtag Ruth Feistritzer, local councillor Gabriele Holzer, the federal economic chamber president Jürgen Mandl and the tourism association’s chairman Adolf Kulterer. Matthias Henkelmann (GER) served as the observer of the EFC and praised the organisation of the tournament. Due to the good direction of the tournament and the 54 referees, it was possible to stick to the time schedule.
In the team competition, 35 male teams and 28 female teams competed against each other. In the female epee category Poland and Italy made it to the finals, where Poland was able to succeed. The third place went to the Ukraine.
In the men competition, the US team won expectably against the Italians in a heated fight. Poland came in third. The award ceremony for this section was undertaken by the Vice mayor Christian Scheider, LAbg. Ruth Feistritzer and Jürgen Mandl.
Dr. Marghartia, widow of the deceased fencing master Dario Codarin, delivered like every year the “Trofeo Codarin” to the best team.
The main surprise from a native perspective was the youngest participant Tamina Schall (KAC) who was able to win three times in the preliminary round and also reached top 128. Finally, she reached rank 93 and was the best Carinthian.
The best Austrians in men’s epee was Julian Fuchs (Dornbin), who sensationally reached the 11th rank, as well as Phillip Silva (OÖLFC) who ended with the 45th rank. With these results, they were both able to qualify for the European and world championships. Josua Pankrathy, ranked 95, was the best Carinthian,
In women’s epee Kontanze Grabher, just about did not qualify for the European championship with the 60th rank.