Fencing World Cup: Gold for Romania in women’s epee event
Ana Maria Popescu (Branza) has won the gold medal in the individual women’s epee event at FIE Women’s Epee World Cup in Nanjing, China, after defeating Tunisia’s Sara Besbes, 15-10, in the final.
Ana Maria Popescu, of CSA Steaua, defeated Julia Beljajeva (Estonia), 15-3; Tatiana Andryushina (Russia), 15-3; Marie Florence Candassamy (France) in the second round; Emese Szasz (Hungary), 11-10 in the quarter-finals and Irina Embrich (Estonia), 15-11 in the semi-finals, Agerpres informs.
Romania’s other female epee fencers having competed at Nanjing came up as follows: Loredana Dinu — 20th; Simona Pop — 59th ; Anca Maroiu — 70th, and Amalia Tataran — 75th.
On Sunday, Romania will compete in the team event in Nanjing. The Romanian women’s epee team is coached by Dan Podeanu and George Epurescu.