Italy swept the board at the 34th World Junior Fencing Championships held in Hungary's capital, Budapest.
1. GV Resegotti, Italy (left), and Chouinard, Canada, fence; Canadian scoring a hit. Repeated 0.17
2. GV Italian wins point. Repeated 0.32
3. SV & GV Italians wins again (7 shots) 0.51
4. GV Competitors fence, as crowd applauds (2 shots) 1.25
5. GV Players take a break 1.29
6. GV Resegotti strikes and wins winning point, and is congratulated (2 shots) 1.54
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Italy swept the board at the 34th World Junior Fencing Championships held in Hungary's capital, Budapest. The Italian team displayed an unchallenged prowess in the sport by winning four gold medals in all classes of fencing. Victory was clinched for Italy on April 4, the last day of the championships and the day of the final in the epee class. Spectators at the Budapest Sports Hall witnessed a tense battle between the Italian, Resegotti (on the left), and the Canadian, Chouinard. The match was in the balance when the Italian wielding a sword weighing 770 grammes was unexpectedly seized with cramp. But after a short break Resegotti went on to score the winning hit, clinching the gold medal on a score of 12-11 (hits scored to hits received). Third and fourth places in the final were taken by the Soviet Competitors Ageev and Kravchuk.
Source: MAGYAR TELEVISION, HUNGARY