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Olympic champion Sun takes bronze at fencing worlds

ROME, July 26 (Xinhua) — Tokyo Olympic champion Sun Yiwen of China claimed a bronze medal within the ladies’s epee particular person on the Fencing World Championships in Milan, Italy on Tuesday.

Sun made it into the semifinals after encountering world No. 2 Song Se-ra of South Korea within the final 16, earlier than assembly two-time world champion Rossella Fiamingo of Italy within the quarterfinal.

Trailing 8-5 within the final minute of the quarters, Sun bounced again with a 4-0 run to win the bout 9-8.

Sun needed to accept a bronze after she misplaced the semifinal to France’s Marie-Florence Candassamy 14-10, who later beat Alberta Santuccio of Italy 15-12 to take gold.

“My overall performance was okay,” Sun recalled after the match. “I did well on some point handling, and didn’t panic at the key moment. I’m now more patient and calm.”

“In addition to technical and physical preparation for the World Championships, I also paid extra attention in other aspects,” she added.

Also on Tuesday, no Chinese fencers made it into the final 16 of the lads’s sabre particular person, the place Eli Dershwitz of the United States pocketed the gold medal.

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