Korean fencing men’s saber and women’s epee, which boast the world’s best fencing, won the first International Fencing Federation (FIE) World Cup this year.
The men’s saber team, consisting of Koo Bon-gil (National Sports Promotion Agency), Ha Han-sol (Seongnam City Hall), Do Gyeong-dong (Daegu Metropolitan City Hall), and Park Sang-won (Korea National University of Sport)슬롯사이트, reached the top in the World Cup team event held in Warsaw, Poland on the 12th (local time). The world No. 1 national team beat Hungary, the second place, 45-37 in the final.
He continued his winning streak until the first tournament of the season held in Algiers, Algiers last November. At that time, Koo Bon-gil, Kim Jeong-hwan (National Sports Promotion Corporation), Oh Sang-wook (Daejeon Metropolitan City Hall), and Do Gyeong-dong participated.
In this tournament, the national team defeated Ukraine 45-26 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, they overcame Japan 45-38, and then won by 8 points in the final.
At the Women’s Epee World Cup held in Barcelona, Spain, Kang Young-mi (Gwangju Metropolitan City Seo-gu Office), Song Se-ra (Busan Metropolitan City Office), Lee Hye-in (Gangwon-do Office), and Yu Dan-woo (Jeonnam-do Office) jointly won the team event. The national team defeated Italy 34-27 in the final.
The national team defeated Israel in the round of 16 and Hungary in the quarterfinals after a close match. The semi-finals were the biggest challenge, and they managed to beat Estonia, the winner of the Tokyo Olympics team event, with a score of 45 to 44. Kang Young-mi, the 38-year-old eldest sister of the women’s epee national team, enjoyed double congratulations, including a silver medal in the individual event and a gold medal in the team event.
At the Women’s Saber World Cup held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Yun Ji-soo, Jeon Ha-yeong (Seoul City Hall), Jeon Eun-hye (Incheon Metropolitan City Jung-gu Office), and Choi Se-bin (Jeonnam-do Office) won the bronze medal in the team event. Korean fencing won prizes in all team events that participated in the World Cup this week.