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Team USA Finishes Sixth at Paris Foil World Cup

01/30/2012, 7:15am CST
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(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The U.S. Men’s Foil Team earned a sixth place finish at the Paris Foil World Cup in France on Sunday.

The team included Race Imboden (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Alexander Massialas (San Francisco, Calif.), both of whom won bronze medals in the individual event on Saturday, as well as Miles Chamley-Watson (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Gerek Meinhardt (San Francisco, Calif.)

After a first round bye, Meinhardt anchored Team USA to a 45-30 win over Great Britain.

In the quarter-finals, Team USA faced the two-time World Champion Chinese team, but lost the bout, 45-40.

The loss put Team USA into the 5th – 8th place table where Massialas came in as the anchor for the first time against Japan – the 2011 Paris World Cup Champions.

In the final bout, Team USA met France in front of a stadium of 4,000 fans of the home team. With a one-touch lead (40-39) going into the final bout, two-time Olympian Erwan Le Pechoux (FRA) won his bout against Massialas to give the French a 45-39 victory.

Top eight results are as follows:

Paris Foil Team World Cup
1. Italy
2. Germany
3. Russia
4. China
5. France
6. USA
7. Japan
8. Korea

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