Fencing, European Championships: Gherman and Popescu take gold and silver medals in epee individual event

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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.

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