Weekly newsletter

For the First Time, Hungarian Women’s Saber Team Wins World Fencing Championships – PHOTOS

Júlia Tar 2022.07.25.

The Hungarian women’s saber team won the gold medal at the World Fencing Championships in Cairo, for the first time ever in women’s team or individual saber.

On Saturday morning, the Hungarian team of Sugár Katinka Battai, Renáta Katona, Liza Pusztai, and Luca Szűcs took to the pitch for the first time against the Italians. They won this match 45-43, then in an even tougher semi-final against Spain they won 45-31 and reached the final, which they won 45-40 over France, amidst great excitement.

Renáta Katona (on the left), Luca Szűcs (middle), and Liza Pusztai (in back) celebrate their team’s victory over Spain in the women’s team competition semi-finals at the World Fencing Championships in Cairo, July 23, 2022. Photo by Mohamed Hossam/MTI/EPA

Luca Szűcs (left) Renáta Katona (right) Liza Pusztai (floor). Photo by Mohamed Hossam/MTI/EPA

Luca Szűcs, Renáta Katona, Sugár Battai and Liza Pusztai (from left to right). Photo by Mohamed Hossam/MTI/EPA

Luca Szűcs (on the left) and Sugár Battai. Photo by Mohamed Hossam/MTI/EPA

From left to right: Luca Szűcs, Battai Sugár, Liza Pusztai, and Renáta Katona (in the background). Photo by Mohamed Hossam/MTI/EPA

From left to right: Luca Szűcs, Sugár Battai, Renáta Katona, and Liza Pusztai. Photo by Mohamed Hossam/MTI/EPA

Luca Szűcs. Photo by Mohamed Hossam/MTI/EPA

Liza Pusztai, Renáta Katona, Luca Szűcs, and Sugár Battai (from left to right). Photo by Mohamed Hossam/MTI/EPA

The women’s saber team won the third medal of the Hungarian delegation in Egypt. On Monday, Áron Szilágyi won in the individual saber fencing event, and on Thursday, the team of Szilágyi, András Szatmári, Csanád Gémesi, Tamás Decsi finished second.

Hungarian Men’s Saber Team Takes Silver at World Fencing Championships
Hungarian Men’s Saber Team Takes Silver at World Fencing Championships

In the final clash, Olympic bronze medalists Áron Szilágyi, András Szatmári, Csanád Gémesi, and Tamás Decsi had to face the South Korean team, winner of the previous three World Championships and the Tokyo Olympics.Continue reading

World championships in individual and team events have only been held in women’s fencing since 1999.

Women’s fencing team results:

  • Among the 32:
    Hungary – Uzbekistan 45-33
  • Among the 16:
    Hungary-Bulgaria 45-41
  • Quarter-finals:
    Hungary-Italy 45-43
    France-Azerbaijan 45-25
    Japan-United States 45-33
    Spain-Germany 45-42
  • Semi-finals:
    Hungary-Spain 45-31
    France-Japan 45-43

Source: 24.hu, Magyar Nemzet

Featured image: From left to right: Luca Szűcs, Renáta Katona, Sugár Battai, and Liza Pusztai, members of the gold medal-winning Hungarian team celebrate after defeating France in the women’s team event final at the World Fencing Championships in Cairo, July 23, 2022. Photo by Mohamed Hossam/MTI/EPA


Array
(
    [1536x1536] => Array
        (
            [width] => 1536
            [height] => 1536
            [crop] => 
        )

    [2048x2048] => Array
        (
            [width] => 2048
            [height] => 2048
            [crop] => 
        )

)