France’s Charlotte Lembach won the Moscow Grand Prix Sabre on Sunday, beating world number two, Hungarian Anna Marton, 15 hits to 10.
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Lembach, 29, who was a quarter-finalist in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, will next fence at the European Championships from June 12 to 17 in Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital.
Lembach has competed at two Grand Prix and had four World Cup podium finishes, but before winning Moscow hadn’t secured a major victory. She is currently placed sixth in world rankings.
In the semi-finals eighteen year old Caroline Queroli was beaten by Anna Marton, taking third place, which was her first time on the podium.
Often injured this season, Queroli was not selected for the European Championships and the World Championships in Leipzig in July.