The Road to Rio takes Men’s Foil to the Kocaeli satellite event in Turkey:

Whilst we’re waiting for Women’s Sabre to finish a satellite with 38 entries over two days, I can update you on the final Men’s Foil competition of the year – a satellite in Turkey.

Not many big names were in attendance, Rene PRANZ (AUT) taking gold from Tomer OR (ISR), but both those guys are too far away to challenge for the European zonal places.

Heitor SHIMBO (BRA) picked up a point to move ahead of compatriot Ghislain PERRIER (BRA). They’re level on points but Heitor is ahead due to his 3rd place finish at zonals, Ghislan’s best result this year was 6th at the same competition.

Obviously the major moves are going to happen around the team competitions, so aside from a satellite in London in early January, that’s all from us until the Challenge International de Paris. Can’t wait!

Mens Foil 2016 Qualification as of December 15th
Men’s Foil Update via David Baker