06.04.2021 20:38


World Championships 2021 Report – Day 4 Junior Foil

Russia’s Zakhar Kozlov took the Junior Men’s Foil World title today in Cairo, Egypt on day four of the Championships.  The strict Covid-bubble did nothing to deter the relatively unknown Russian dominating a tough final against Choi Dongyun on Korea, winning 15-9.

Kozlov started the day well winning all but one of his first-round matches and ranking twenty-second for the elimination rounds.  He beat one of the favourites for the tournament Armand Spichiger of France on route to the semi-finals.  He went on to overcome another French fencer, Constant Roger 15-8 to make the final.  Choi was always going to be a tough opponent in the final, having dominated throughout the day but a determined Kozlov took the title 15-9.  Roger shared third place with Russia’s Stepan Martynovich.

The USA’s May Tieu claimed the Women’s Junior Foil crown, beating Nicole Pustilnik of Israel 15-12 in the final.  Jessica Guo of Canada and Korea’s Joo Yeongji shared the bronze medal position.

The Championships continues tomorrow with the Cadet foil events.

Full results here.