Verona, Italy 2018 – Day 2

Day 2 of the competition, and another day of fencing for two of our epee fencers – Christina Zozulya and Seraphim Jarov/ Despite qualifying for the the junior event, both of the young athletes are still cadets, and would be competing in the category on the second day.

Christina was ranked 48th before the Cadet Women’s Epee event, with her previous bronze medal at the Bratislava Euro Circuit standing her in good stead. In her pool she went 4-2, losing only two bouts 3-5 and 2-5. After finishing 3rd in her pool, Christina was seeded 34th going into the first round of direct eliminations. Her first bout was against Emilie Gabutti (SUI), who she knocked out with a 15-9 victory. Into the round of 64 and Christina would face Alessia Pizzini (ITA), but would unfortunately lose a heartbreaking 15-14 match against the Italian. She finished the day in 44th place, but would have one final; shot at a World Championship title on the third day of the competition in Junior Women’s Epee Team. Good job in both of your individual events, Christina!

Next up was Seraphim Jarov in Cadet Men’s Epee individual. The event started just after 10 am on Monday, and Seraphim was seeded very well in 9th. Seraphim annihilated in pooles, coming out with a 6-0 victory sweep. With his fantastic display in the preliminary round, he was seeded 1st out of 114 athletes going into direct eliminations. He was unsurprisingly handed a BYE into the round of 64, and would face Khasan Boudunov (KGZ) in his first bout. However, his opponent got the better of his confidence and defeated the BC fencer 11-12. Seraphim concluded his last individual event in 33rd place. Well done, and good luck in team.

Both Christina and Seraphim, as well and Fynn Fafard will be fencing in the Junior Epee team events on day 3 of the competition. Good luck and good njob to everyone!