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Batini roars back from edge of defeat to claim Womens' Foil in Shanghai


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Batini roars back from edge of defeat to claim Womens' Foil in Shanghai

The third fencing Grand Prix of the season has taken place in Shanghai, nine events for men and women with three competitions for each weapon, foil, epée and sabre.

In the ladies foil final it was European fencers who took all the top places.

The final proved to be something to remember in the tightest of contests, with Martina Batini and Inna Deriglazova going at each other cut and thrust.

At one point the Russian led 14-10, just one strike from victory, but the Italian rallied magnificently to score five hits in a row unanswered, and claim the title.

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