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Felty, Bosco and O’Leary Medal for U.S.

10/03/2010, 3:40am CDT
By Cindy Bent Findlay

For the third straight day, American 50 and over athletes reached the medals podium at the World Veteran Fencing Championships in Porec, Croatia.

Lou Felty of Louisville, Ky. brought home the gold in the first ever Women’s 70+ Saber event. Felty, seeded 7th in the elimination table of 8, beat second seed Constance Adam of Germany 10-6 and then Janet Cooksey of Great Britain 10-9 in the semifinals. Felty then defeated Xeniya Tadzhieva of Russia 10-9 to win the gold.

Marianne Bosco (Harvest, Ala.) earned the bronze in the Women’s 50-59 Epee event. Bosco faced teammate Michelle Verhave (Croton Falls, N.Y.) in an unfortunate early round of 16 matchup, defeating Verhave 10-5. Bosco then beat Kate Smith of Great Britain 10-6 to advance to the semifinals, where she fell to Corinne Aubailly of France in an 8-7 heartbreaker.

Ellen O’Leary (Decatur, Ga.) repeated her 2009 bronze medal result in the Women’s 60-69 saber event. Seeded first going into the elimination rounds, O’Leary beat Patricia Shepherd-Foster of Great Britain 10-5 and then Masako Shinki of Japan 10-8 before losing her semifinal matchup against Iris Gardini of Italy10-3. Gardini went on to win the gold in the event.

In the only men’s event of the day, Walt Dragonetti (Elyria, Ohio) fell short of defending his 2009 title in the Men’s 50-59 epee, losing to Mykhaylo Tyshko of the Ukraine 10-6 in the quarterfinals.

The Championships continues tomorrow with Men’s 60-69 Epee, Women’s 70+ Foil, Men’s 70+ Epee and Men’s 60-69 Saber. Check out www.fencingveterans2010.com/en for full results.

 

WORLD VETERANS FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Porec, Croatia, Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, 2010

RESULTS

Women’s 50-59 Epee

44 competitors

1 WILKS Victoria AUS

2 AUBAILLY Corinne FRA

3T BOSCO Marianne USA

3T ZHDANOVA Tatiana RUS

13 LEIGHTON Louise USA

15 VERHAVE Michelle USA

23 LACARRA Rosanna USA

 

Men’s 50-59 Epee

63 competitors

1 SOKOLOV Volodymyr UKR

2 TYSHKO Mykhaylo UKR

3T DOROSENKO Andrejs LAT

3T SICOT Bertand FRA

5 DRAGONETTI Walter

15 RIDGE John

19 GELNAW William

30 RICHARDS Dick

 

Women’s 60-69 Saber

21 competitors

1 GARDINI Iris ITA

2 GREUNKE Brigitte GER

3T LANGTON Marguerite RSA

3T O'LEARY Ellen USA

6 NICOLAU Doty

8 AHER Bonnie

15 LAWRENCE Sarah

 

Women’s 70+ Saber

10 competitors

1 FELTY Louisa USA

2 TADZHIEVA Xeniya RUS

3T BUNN Irina GER

3T COOKSEY Janet GBR

6 ANDERSON Anita USA

10 JACKSON Una USA

 

For more information, please contact:

Cindy Bent Findlay

US Fencing Media Relations * 614.746.6733 * pr@usfencing.org * www.USFencing.org



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