A week-end of strong international performances for our fencers saw New York based Sarah Raudkivi (Women's Foil) and Europe based Jessica Beer (Women's Epee) reach the direct elimination of 32 in FIE World Cup events being held in the America's.
Sarah competed in the "Coupe Buenos Aires" placing 29th and Jessica Beer the "Montreal International Women's Epee" placing 32nd.
Congratulations to both fencers who now jump up further through the world rankings.
At the women’s foil FIE World Cup “Coupe Buenos Aires” our New York based fencer Sarah Raudkivi placed 29th with 33 fencers from 15 countries contesting the event which was won by Caroline Golubytskyi of Germany from US fencer Emily Cross. Bronze medalists were Mariana Gonzalez (VEN) and Anja Mueller (GER). Sarah adds 4 points to her 2 from Cairo the previous week-end and takes her world ranking to 155th. No further details of the event are available (sorry no poule results etc).
Jessica Beer and Jennifer Hope competed in the Montreal FIE Women’s Epee International, with 149 fencers competing from 32 countries.
Jennifer Hope won a promising 3 victories out of six bouts from her pool of seven while Jessica Beer struggled for form with just two victories and four defeats 4-5.
Sadly in the first DE Jennifer was eliminated and Jessica with an uncharacteristic low seed for her ability was forced to take the tough road, through the first round of the DE. With grit, she successfully qualified through to the DE 64 as the 64th seed (due to poor first round poule performance). Consequently she confronted the number one seed Emese Szasz of Hungary. In one of the big upset victories of the event Jessica took to the bout tooth and nail against the Hungarian. Making a one hit lead with the score 14-13 for Jessica, she bundled the number one seed out of the event with the final hit 15-13. After such a grueling bout Jessica her self then sadly succumbed, to the number 33 seed Anna-Maria Espinoza Toro of Columbia, loosing 8-15. Final placings Jennifer Hope 101st, Jessica Beer 32nd. Jessica adds a further 8 points to her 4 and takes her world ranking to 113th.