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Bouwkamp Advances to Table of 32 at Wheelchair Worlds

09/22/2019, 7:15pm CDT
By Kristen Henneman

Cat Bouwkamp earned a top-32 result in the Category A women's saber event at the Wheelchair Worlds in Korea. Photo Credit: Ginny Boydston.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – On the final day of individual competition, 2012 Olympian Catherine Bouwkamp (Fishers, Ind.) earned Team USA’s best result in Category A women’s saber on Friday, finishing 28th at the Wheelchair World Championships in Cheongju, Korea.

Competing for the first time since 2014, the 2013 World bronze medalist in the event went 1-4 in pools before coming up short to five-time Paralympian and four-time World medalist Loredana Trigilia (ITA), 15-10.

2019 Wheelchair World Championships Results

Although Shelby Jensen (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Patricia Dykes (Gainesville, Fla.) were both eliminated after pools, with her 32nd-place finish, Jensen moved up to No. 19 in the Paralympic Qualification Rankings and is the top-ranked fencer from the Pan American region.

Top eight and U.S. results are as follows:

Wheelchair World Championships Women’s Category A Saber
1. Jing Bian (CHN)
2. Kinga Drozdz (POL)
3. Yevheniia Breus (UKR)
5. Loredana Trigilia (ITA)
6. Xiukian Wang (CHN)
7. Eva Andrea Hajmasi (HUN)
8. Amarilla Veres (HUN)

28. Catherine Bouwkamp (Fishers, Ind.)
32. Shelby Jensen (Salt Lake City, Utah)
33. Patricia Dykes (Gainesville, Fla.)

Wheelchair World Championships Men’s Category B Saber
1. Alexander Kurzin (RUS)
2. Yanke Feng (CHN)
3. Adrian Castro (POL)
3. Grzegorz Pluta (POL)
5. Panagiotis Triantafyllou (GRE)
6. Maxime Valet (FRA)
7. Oleg Sukhoteplyi (RUS)
8. Marco Cima (ITA)

Wheelchair World Championships Men’s Category C Foil
1. Nikolay Lukyanov (RUS)
2. Dmitrijs Valainis (LAT)
3. Dmitry Velyaev (RUS)
3. Serhii Shavkun (UKR)
5. Alexander Logutenko (RUS)
6. William Russo (ITA)
7. Serhii Sheptitskyi (UKR)

Wheelchair World Championships Women’s Category C Epee
1. Consuelo Nora (ITA)
2. Anna Gladilina (RUS)
3. Hanna Pashkova (UKR)

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