Italy’s Alberta Santuccio and the Italian Women’s epee team win both World Cup events in Estonia to secure two gold medals.
TALLINN, Estonia, Nov. 11-13 – Alberta Santuccio earned her first World Cup gold this weekend with a win over France’s Marie-Florence Candassamy, 15-11, in the finals. Santuccio had just come off a semifinal win over China’s Zhu Mingye, 11-6, who had gone on a run of upsets including the 13th-seed, Italy’s Mara Navarria, 13-8, in the table of 64 and the 4th-seed, France’s Rossella Fiamingo, 15-9, in the table of 16.
In the team event, Italy secured a patient win over Ukraine, 33-28, for the gold. In the semifinals, Italy had a strong win over France, 42-29, while Ukraine defeated Poland, 44-37. For the bronze-medal match, France won out over Poland, 45-39.
Team USA secured a 7th place finish in the team event although their final placements in the individual event were confined to the top-64 with Katherine Holmes (33), Hadley Husisian (37), Catherine Nixon (39), and Anne Cebula (53).
- Alberta Santuccio (ITA, gold)
- Marie-Florence Candassamy (FRA, silver)
- Zhu Mingye (CHN, bronze)
- Song Sera (KOR, bronze)
- Anna Kun (HUN)
- Kong Man Wai Vivan (HKG)
- Lin Sheng (CHN)
- Nicol Foietta (ITA)
- Italy (gold)
- Ukraine (silver)
- France (bronze)