Israeli wins fencing championship in Moscow
Israel’s Yuval Freilich won the men’s epee competition at the recent World Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships in Moscow.
Freilich, 17, defeated Poland’s Sebastian Majgier by a score of 15-6 in the final, vaulting him into position as number 1-ranked epee cadet in the world.
Freilich advanced to the final with a 15-5 victory over Hungary’s Balazs Hamar.
Earlier, Israel’s cadet team won second place in the epee event at the European Championships in Croatia. The team, which includes Freilich – who won an individual silver medal – as well as Ariel Drizin, Maxim Pozdnyakov and Daniel Fridman, fell to Ukraine in the final, 45-36.
In the semifinal, the team defeated France 45-35, after beating the Czech Republic 45-36 and Sweden 45-28.
“It’s an amazing team achievement,” said fencing chairperson Lydia Hatuel-Zuckerman.