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Bronze For Hungarian Olympian Fencer At Sabre Grand Prix

Ferenc Sullivan 2014.12.15.

Having won a silver medal at the Gerevich-Kovács-Kárpáti World Cup in Budapest three weeks ago, Hungarian Olympic fencing champion Áron Szilágyi came third at the Grand Prix event, held in New York last weekend. At both events, he was defeated by South Korean fencer Gu Bon Gil.

Eventually coming third out of 1720 contestant at male fencers’ Grand Prix in New York, Hungary’s Olympic champion made it to the master table in  a feautured positions after qualifying for semi-finals by defeating Ukrainian Roman Sidorenko (15-6), German Maximilian Kindler (15-10), Hungarian Tamás Decsi (15-10) and American Daryl Homer. At semi-finals, he was defeated 15-8 by South Korean Kim Jung Hwan, who later won the event’s gold medal.

Born in Budapest in 1990, Áron Szilágyi gained Hungary’s first gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics by defeating Italian Diego Occhiuzzi in men’s sabre fencing.