“Spectacular” Finish for 2023 Fencing World Championships in Milan

MILAN, Italy, August 1, 2023 – The 2023 Milan Fencing World Championships officially closed after successfully completing three days of preliminary and six days of finals competition in 12 women’s and men’s individual and team events in epee, foil and sabre. This was the first time Milan has hosted the Senior Fencing World Championships, which took place from July 22 – 30. The Championships were held in Milan’s Allianz MiCo, the largest convention centre in Europe.

Overall, 115 nations participated with 1054 athletes competing (453 women, 601 men). In the team events, a total of 205 teams competed (92 women, 113 men).

On the final day, FIE Interim President Emmanuel Katsiadakis declared the event officially closed, stating “Milan has graciously hosted a spectacular World Championships, and has done an outstanding job to make them a grand success”. Speeches were also given by Italian Fencing Federation President Paolo Azzi and Milan Fencing World Championships President Marco Fichera. The FIE flag was officially passed from Italian Fencing Federation President Paolo Azzi to French Fencing Federation President Bruno Gares for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

His Excellency Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, attended the opening ceremony and officially opened the Championships on July 25, the first day of finals competition.

Numerous dignitaries attended throughout the nine-day event, including Andrea Abodi, Italian Minister for Sport and Youth; Giovanni Malagò, President of the Italian National Olympic Committee; Luca Pancalli, President of the Italian Paralympic Committee; Claudia Giordani, Italian Olympic Committee Vice President; Attilio Fontana, President of the Lombardy Region; Lara Magoni, Undersecretary for Sport and Youth in Lombardia; Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan; Martina Riva, Deputy Mayor for Sport, Tourism and Youth Policies in Milan.

Of the 12 total events, Italy won the medal count with 10 overall. The top-10 countries winning medals included Italy (4 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze), Hungary (3 gold, 1 bronze), Japan (2 gold, 2 bronze), France (1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze), USA (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze), Poland (1 gold), Korea (1 silver, 2 bronze), Greece (1 silver, 1 bronze), China (1 silver, 1 bronze) and Georgia (1 silver).

Listed below are all the medallists from each event:

July 25

Women’s Individual Epee

  • 1. Marie-Florence Candassamy (FRA, gold)
  • 2. Alberta Santuccio (ITA, silver)
  • 3. Mara Navarria (ITA, bronze)
  • 3. Yiwen Sun (CHN, bronze)

Men’s Individual Sabre

  • 1. Eli Dershwitz (USA, gold)
  • 2. Sandro Bazadze (GEO, silver)
  • 3. Ziad Elsissy (EGY, bronze)
  • 3. Aron Szilagyi (HUN, bronze)

July 26

Women’s Individual Foil

  • 1. Alice Volpi (ITA, gold)
  • 2. Arianna Errigo (ITA, silver)
  • 3. Martina Favaretto (ITA, bronze)
  • 3. Lee Kiefer (USA, bronze)

Men’s Individual Epee

  • 1. Mate Tamas Koch (HUN, gold)
  • 2. Davide Di Veroli (ITA, silver)
  • 3. Romain Cannone (FRA, bronze)
  • 3. Ruslan Kurbanov (KAZ, bronze)

July 27

Women’s Individual Sabre

  • 1. Misaki Emura (JPN, gold)
  • 2. Despina Georgiadou (GRE, silver)
  • 3. Theodora Gkountoura (GRE, bronze)
  • 3. Yoana Ilieva (BUL, bronze)

Men’s Individual Foil

  • 1. Tommaso Marini (ITA, gold)
  • 2. Nick Itkin (USA, silver)
  • 3. Enzo Lefort (FRA, bronze)
  • 3. Kyosuke Matsuyama (JPN, bronze)

July 28

Women’s Team Epee

  • 1. Poland (gold)
  • 2. Italy (silver)
  • 3. Korea (bronze)

Men’s Team Sabre

  • 1. Hungary (gold)
  • 2. Korea (silver)
  • 3. USA (bronze)

July 29

Women’s Team Foil

  • 1. Italy (gold)
  • 2. France (silver)
  • 3. Japan (bronze)

Men’s Team Epee

  • 1. Italy (gold)
  • 2. France (silver)
  • 3. Venezuela (bronze)

July 30

Women’s Team Sabre

  • 1. Hungary (gold)
  • 2. France (silver)
  • 3. Korea (bronze)

Men’s Team Foil

  • 1. Japan (gold)
  • 2. China (silver)
  • 3. Hong Kong, China (bronze)

Complete and official results for all the events at the 2023 Milan Fencing World Championships may be found here on the FIE web site. For more exciting world fencing news and features, check out the YouTube FIE Fencing Channel. Find official photos from this and other events on the FIE Facebook page.

Official website of the 2023 Milan Fencing World Championships: https://milano2023.com/

#fencing #fencingworldchampionships #milan2023 #epee #sabre #foil

More Stories

More Stories