London

Olympics: Foil fencing women pull off maximum haul

Team victory follows clean sweep of individual medals

Olympics: Foil fencing women pull off maximum haul

(ANSA) - London, August 3 - Italy's women foil fencing 'dream team' have pulled off a maximum haul at the London Olympics by winning the team event after taking a clean sweep of the medals in the individual competition. The Azzurri quartet of Elisa Di Francisca, Arianna Errigo, Valentina Vezzali and Ilaria Salvatori cruised to a 45-31 victory over Russia in Thursday's final. On Saturday Di Francisca came top of an all-Italian podium in the foil fencing after beating Errigo in the final. All-time fencing great Vezzali, who had been chasing her fourth individual Olympic foil title, beat South Korea's Nam Hyun-hee to claim bronze after being knocked out by Errigo in the semis. Vezzali, Italy's flag-carrier at the opening ceremony of the London Games, took her Olympic medal tally up to nine, including six golds.

Lascia il tuo commento

Condividi le tue opinioni su Gazzetta del Sud online

Caratteri rimanenti: 400

Le altre notizie

i più letti di oggi