Fencing: Geroudet of Switzerland reigns supreme in Qatar

 19 Jan 2014 - 10:40


Tiffany Geroudet (second left) of Swizerland, winner at the Women’s World Cup final, shows off her gold medal along with other podium winners at Gate Mall in Doha yesterday. Geroudet defeated Julia Beljajeva (left) of Estonia in the final. Monika Sozanska of Germany and Julia Revesz of Hungary, losing semi-finalists had to settle for the bronze. RIGHT: The podium winners with officials of Qatar Fencing Federation. Geroudet defeated Chinese Sun Yujie, bronze medalist in the individual and team gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, in the fourth round. In the quarter-finals, she defeated for the first time in four games, the London Olympic champion, Jama Shemyakina of Ukraine. In the semi-finals, she overcame Revesz. In the final, she kept her cool to edge out Beljajeva,  2013 World Championship winner in Budapest. The four-day championship will end today with the women’s team championship final. Around 314 fencers from 50 countries are taking part in the Women’s World Cup and the Men’s Grand Prix.