Photo courtesy of Denise Wilson

Monday, April 13, 2009

Women's epee team last 16

Russia proved too strong for the British epeeists in the last 16, winning 45-21. Poland beat Czech Republics 45-31, Italy beat France 45-35, Hungary edged past Korea 45-44 and Ukraine had a similarly tense 44-43 win over Israel. USA beat neighbours Canada 35-26 and Estonia beat China 45-35. But special mention must go to the Sweden v Germany match which was level at 1 hit each after 3 fights and eventually went the way of the Swedes 17-16 in what can generously be described as a tense tactical battle.

The quarter-finals are:

Poland v Sweden
Italy v Hungary
Ukraine v USA
Estonia v Russia