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Fencing: Dershwitz claims sabre title at Seoul Grand Prix

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By Euronews
Fencing: Dershwitz claims sabre title at Seoul Grand Prix

<p>American fencer Eli Dershwitz won the men’s sabre title at the Seoul Grand Prix on Saturday after seeing off the challenge Iran’s Mojtaba Abedini in the final.</p> <p>The 20-year old junior World and Pan American Games champion sealed a 15-9 victory.</p> <p>Russian Nikolay Kovalev and Italian Diego Occhiuzzi went home with bronze.</p> <p>Dershwitz had an excuse for a double celebration on the day as with the win he booked his spot on the US Olympic team heading to Rio this summer.</p> <p>Yana Egorian handed Russia gold in the women’s sabre event in Seoul.</p> <p>The 22-year-old left-hander who won team gold at the 2014 European Championships, beat home hope – South Korea’s Jiyeon Seo 15-10 in the showpiece match.</p> <p>Sofya Velikaya made sure of another medal for Russia when she took bronze along with Vassiliki Vougiouka of Greece.</p>