The Korean fencing men’s saber and women’s epee teams won gold medals together in the team event of the first International Fencing Federation (FIE) World Cup this year.
The national team consisting of Koo Bon-gil (National Sports Promotion Agency), Ha Han-sol (Seongnam City Hall), Do Gyeong-dong (Daegu Metropolitan City Hall), and Park Sang-won (Daejeon Metropolitan City Hall) won the Men’s Saber World Cup team event held in Warsaw, Poland on the 13th (Korean time).
The men’s saber team currently ranks first in the world rankings in the team event. In the first tournament of the season held in Algiers, Algiers last November, Koo Bon-gil, Kim Jeong-hwan (National Sports Promotion Agency), Oh Sang-wook (Daejeon Metropolitan City Hall), and Do Gyeong-dong won the championship. 먹튀검증
In this tournament, Kim Jeong-hwan and Oh Sang-wook, who were regular members of the team event, missed out due to injuries, etc., but they rose to the top without being shaken. After lightly defeating Ukraine 45-26 in the round of 16, they defeated Japan in the quarterfinals and the United States 45-38 in the semifinals. In the final match against Hungary, which is ranked second in the world, they won 45-37 without any crisis, showing off their world-class prowess.
Youngmi Kang (Gwangju Metropolitan City Seo-gu Office), Song Se-ra (Busan Metropolitan City), Lee Hye-in (Gangwon Provincial Office), Yu Dan-woo (Jeonnam Provincial Office) competed and won the gold medal at the Women’s Epee World Cup held in Barcelona, Spain. Kang Young-mi, the eldest 38-year-old member of the women’s epee team, was blessed with a silver medal in the individual event and a gold medal in the team event.
Among the women’s epee national team, Kang Young-mi, Song Sera, and Lee Hye-in are the most elite members who won silver medals in the team event at the Tokyo Olympics. After defeating Israel and Hungary in turn, they faced Estonia, the gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, in the semifinals. After a breathtaking close match, they won a dramatic 45-44 and advanced to the final. They defeated Italy 34-27 in the final.
Meanwhile, the women’s saber national team won a bronze medal in the team event at the Women’s Saber World Cup held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Yoon Ji-soo, Jeon Ha-young (Seoul City Hall), Jeon Eun-hye (Jung-gu Office, Incheon Metropolitan City), and Choi Se-bin (South Jeolla Provincial Office) competed and won the bronze medal together. As a result, Korean fencing succeeded in winning the prizes in all events of the World Cup team event held on the 13th.