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European Fencing Championships: Russia shines in Tbilisi


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European Fencing Championships: Russia shines in Tbilisi

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.

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