Hungary’s second-seeded Luca Szucs earned gold in the Cadet Women’s Sabre event today at the Junior and Cadets World Fencing Championships in the Polish city of Toruń.
Szucs, competing in the under-16 section of the Championships, defeated fourth-seeded Chloe Gouhin of the United States 15-10 in the final on the second of nine days of competition at Arena Toruń.
The Hungarian fencer had earned her place in the final with a 15-11 win over Italy’s third seed, Benedetta Fusetti, while Gouhin had completed a 15-10 win over compatriot and top seed Honor Johnson, who will not turn 16 until November 6 this year, but who has a wealth of experience having earned silver in only her third cadet international tournament as a 13-year-old in October 2017.
Top seed Vasyl Humen of Ukraine won the men’s cadet sabre title, but only after a testing challenge from Italy’s second seed Giorgio Marciano.
South Korea’s fourth-seeded Lee Dohun had also pushed Humen, losing 15-13 in their semi-final.
Park Donghwan of the United States joined Lee as a bronze medallist.
Tomorrow will see medals awarded in the men’s and women’s junior team sabre events.