27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

World Fencing Championships: Two Russian fencers qualify for men's foil table of 64

Foil fencers Timur SAFIN and Alexey KHOVANSKIY advanced to the round of 64 of the World Fencing Championships in Kazan.

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Two Russian fencers, Timur SAFIN and Alexey KHOVANSKIY, worked through the qualifying round to continue their medal hunt at the fencing tournament in Kazan. They advanced out of the pools and into the table of 64. SAFIN won all six bouts in the pool round and immediately progressed to the main draw of the tournament. KHOVANSKIY started with a 5-0 win over David ALEXANDER (IRL) but dropped two out of the four following bouts. To progress to the next round, he had to fence a bout against Yauheni ULASIK (BLR). KHOVANSKIY won the meet, 15-10. 

Four Russian foilsmen will compete in the table of 64. Dmitry RIGIN will fence James-Andrew DAVIS (GBR), Alexey CHEREMISINOV will encounter Valerio ASPROMONTE (ITA), Timur SAFIN will take on Pawel KAWIECKI (POL) and KHOVANSKIY will face Yuki OTA (JPN). Medals in the men's foil will be contested on July 19. 

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The men's sabre preliminaries will headline Day 3 of the fencing tournament. Anton GLEBKO (RUS) and Sergey KHODOS (RUS) will try to luck their way through to the table of 64 to be joined there by their teammates Pavel SUKHOV and Anton AVDEEV who are both exempt from the pools due to their top 16 world rankings.

Press Department of Executive Directorate of Sports Projects