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Fencing: Foconi begins new Grand Prix season with home win

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By Euronews
Fencing: Foconi begins new Grand Prix season with home win

<p>The world’s finest fencers have gathered in the Italian city of Turin as the new Grand Prix season got under way in style.</p> <p>On Sunday the men’s foil took centre.</p> <p>Alessio Foconi turned out to be the hero for the host nation.</p> <p>After beating Frenchman Enzo Lefort in the semi finals, Foconi came up against world number and pre-tournament favourite Alexander Massialas from the United States in the showpiece match-up.</p> <p>Foconi had not beaten his American rival in their previous two fights – the last of which was in 2014.</p> <p>This final began with the pair exhanging points in a closely fought start to the encounter.</p> <p>But with the score level at 5-5 Foconi started to pull away.</p> <p>The 27 year old Rome native would only allow his opponent another two points as he secured a fine victory winning through 15-7.</p>