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Kruse cruises to gold in Havana Fencing Grand Prix


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Kruse cruises to gold in Havana Fencing Grand Prix

He had to settle for second best in his previous tournament in Turin, but in Havana Britain’s Richard Kruse tasted gold after winning the men’s individual foil event.

With only the Shanghai Grand Prix to go before the Rio Olympics in June Kruse, the world number six, is hitting top form at just the right time.

On his way to the final he beat America’s world number one fencer Alex Massialas in the quarters. He could only finish fifth.

Over the weekend Kruse simply outclassed his rivals, and this was emphatically underlined when in the final against the world number 19, Egypt’s Alaaeldin Abouelkassem he won easily to take the title, 15 hits to 4.

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