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Daryl Homer Places 10th at Padua Saber World Cup

02/19/2013, 2:00pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

Daryl Homer. Photo Credit: U.S. Olympic Committee.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – London Olympian Daryl Homer (Bronx, N.Y.) placed 10th on Saturday at the Padua Saber World Cup in Italy.

Homer’s finish allowed him to move up to ninth in the FIE world rankings – the highest position of any U.S. men’s fencer in any of the three weapons.

Homer opened with a 15-13 victory over Mark Peros (CAN) in the table of 64.

In the table of 32, Homer came back from a four-touch deficit in the second period to defeat Richard Huebers (GER), 15-13.

Homer fenced a close bout in the table of 16 against Man Zhong (CHN), but lost the bout, 15-13, and finished 10th overall.

Three-time Senior World Team member Ben Igoe (Staten Island, N.Y.) placed 37th.

Igoe went undefeated in the pools on Friday and entered the table of 64 as the 19th seed.

In his opening bout, however, he lost to Amedeo Giani (ITA), 15-10.

Click here to view complete results.

Top eight and U.S. results, including athletes who placed outside the top 64 on Friday, are as follows:

Padua Saber Individual World Cup
1. Diego Occhiuzzi (ITA)
2. Veniamin Reshetnikov (RUS)
3. Riccardo Nuccio (ITA)
3. Aron Szilagyi (HUN)
5. Benedikt Wagner (GER)
6. Junghwan Kim (KOR)
7. Luigi Samele (ITA)
7. Man Zhong (CHN)

10. Daryl Homer (Bronx, N.Y.)
37. Ben Igoe (Staten Island, N.Y.)
68. Jeff Spear (Wynantskill, N.Y.)
80. Aleksander Ochocki (Linden, N.J.)
82. Adrian Bak (Franklin Lakes, N.J.)
112. Will Spear (Wynantskill, N.Y.)
146. Peter Souders (Silver Spring, Md.)
148. Evangelos Efstathiou (Cambridge, Mass.)
160. Thomas Kolasa (Princeton, N.J.)

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