Fencing: Tiberiu Dolniceanu wins Sabre World Cup in Moscow


Romanian fencer Tiberiu Dolniceanu has won the Sabre World Cup in Moscow, defeating South Korea’s Kim Junghyun in the final, score 15-10, frscrima.ro informs.
Dolniceanu defeated Japan’s Tomohiro Shumamura in the first round (15-7), Italy’s Gabriele Foschini in the second round (15-7), France’s Nicolas Rousset in the last-16 stage (15-10), Italy’s Luigi Miracco in the quarterfinals (15-12) and Germany’s Matyas Szabo in the semifinals (15-14).
For Dolniceanu, leader in the World Cup rankings, this was the second podium win in four World Cup stages in 2014, after he previously won the bronze medal in Madrid. Romania’s Ciprian Galatanu, Dragos Sarbu and Alin Badea were eliminated in round two.
Romania finished the team event on eighth place on Sunday. The Romanian team (Tiberiu Dolniceanu, Alin Badea, Ciprian Galatanu and Dragos Sirbu) entered the competition in the second round. Ranking 5th in the World Cup standings, our team easily eliminated Great Britain, score 45-34. Romania met Italy in the quarterfinals and was eliminated, 40-45, entering the race for places 5 to 8. The team coached by Dan Gaureanu did not fare any better there. Romania was defeated by the US, 45-44, and failed to qualify for the final for the 5th place. The Romanians went on to fight against Belarus for places 7-8, but were defeated, score 45-37, and finished the competition on 8th place, far from a podium rank they sought. Romania finished the first World Cup stage in Madrid on 9th place and the second stage in Padova on 5th place. The stage in Budapest was a Grand Prix and consisted solely of individual events.

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