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Golds for Russia and Germany in European Fencing Championships


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Golds for Russia and Germany in European Fencing Championships

Russia’s Violetta Kolobova has won the women’s individual épée gold medal at the European Fencing Championships in Tbilisi after beating Germany’s Alexandra Ndolo in the final.

Kolobova overcame Ndolo 15-10 in the Georgian capital’s Gymnastic Arena.

Ndolo had earlier secured a 15-12 win over Estonia’s Julia Beljajeva, who shared the third step of the podium with Szasz-Kovacs.

In the men’s individual sabre Germany’s Max Hartung beat Hungary’s Aron Szilagyi 15 7.

The 27-year-old beat Hungary’s Aron Szilagyi in the final following a 15-11 victory at the expense of home favourite Sandro Bazadze in the penultimate round.

Joining Bazadze in taking bronze was Italy’s Luca Curatoli, who lost 15-10 in his semi-final encounter with Szilagyi.

Fencing fans can now look forward to the World Championships in Leipzig from July 19 to 26.