Hungary’s Tibor Andrasfi and the French team each won gold in Switzerland this weekend for the men’s epee events.
Bern, Switzerland, Nov. 11-13 – Tibor Andrasfi won his first World Cup medal with a victory in the finals over Colombia’s John Edison Rodriguez, 12-11, to earn gold. Earlier Andrasfi also secured several upsets, including over world number 2, France’s Yannick Borel, 11-10, in the round of 32, world number 5, Japan’s Kano Koki, 15-11, in the semifinals, and world number 10, Italy’s Federico Vismara, 15-12, in the quarterfinals.
The individual event featured a number of upsets. Notably, none of the world top 3 made it to the later rounds, with world number 1, France’s Romain Cannone dropping in the round of 64, as well as Borel and world number 3, Ukraine’s Igor Reizlin each losing in the round of 32.
In the team event, France earned a win over Korea, 45-41, in the finals after a close win against Hungary, 45-44, in the semifinals. Hungary went on to secure bronze over Italy, 30-28, following Italy’s defeat by Korea, 45-36 in the semifinals.
Team USA had a disappointing day, finishing 13th in the team event after coming in at 5th seed and with only one competitor, Nicholas Lawson (32), securing a top-32 finish in the individual.
- Tibor Andrasfi (HUN, gold)
- John Edison Rodriguez (COL, silver)
- Kano Koki (JPN, bronze)
- Luidgi Midelton (FRA, bronze)
- Mate Tamas Koch (HUN)
- Federico Vismara (ITA)
- Valerio Cuomo (ITA)
- Enrico Garozzo (ITA)