Fencing, European Championships: Gherman and Popescu take gold and silver medals in epee individual event
Romanian fencer Simona Gherman won the gold medal in the women’s epee individual event of the European Fencing Championships in Torun, Poland, after defeating on Wednesday Ana Maria Popescu (Branza) 9-5.
Simona Gherman successively defeated French Josephine Coquin (13-12), Estonians Irina Embrich (15-11) and Julia Beljajeva (15-12), German Monika Sozanska (13-10) in the quarter-finals, and Polish Renata Knapik-Miazga (15-12) in the semi-finals.
Ana Maria Popescu defeated Aleksandra Zamachowska (15-13), Estonian Kristina Kuusk (15-7), Ukrainian Yana Shemyakina (15-9), Simona Pop (15-9) in the quarter-finals and Hungarian Emese Szasz (13-12) in the semi-finals.
Gherman, 31, has won her second European title in women’s epee individual, after 2012 title, as well as her 7th medal in the European Championships.