Team Russia produced a stunning performance to down Ukraine by the narrowest of margins at the European Fencing Championships in Tbilisi.
Bogdan Nikishin produced a solid display but it wasn’t to be for the Ukrainian sensation as his opponent Pavel Sukhov never looked back, eventually prevailing 33-32 to the delight of his team-mates.
In the women’s event, the Italians kept their composure to outclass Russia in the foil team final.
Arianna Errigo proved unstoppable in the showpiece match as she defeated rival Inna Deriglazova. Final score there 45-31.
#Russia and #Italy the winners of the men's team epee and women's team foil at
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