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Jerry Chang Wins Bronze at London Foil Junior World Cup

12/01/2013, 7:30am CST
By Nicole Jomantas

Jerry Chang (far right) receives bronze in London. Photo credit: Jerry Chang

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Harvard sophomore Jerry Chang (Mountain View, Calif.) won his first Junior World Cup medal on Saturday with a bronze in London.

A 2012 Junior World Team Champion, Chang’s podium finish allowed the 19-year-old to move up to No. 3 in the U.S. junior rankings as he attempts to qualify for his second Junior World Team.

Seeded 16th after a 5-1 result in the pools, Chang drew a bye into the table of 64 where he defeated Ilja Sitovs (LAT), 15-13.

In the table of 32, Chang defeated Damiano Rosatelli (ITA), 15-6.

Chang won both of his next rounds over members of the French team as he defeated Alexandre Sido (FRA), 15-13, in the table of 16 and Anguerrand Colin Andrez (FRA), 15-10, in the quarter-finals.

Chang finished third after a 15-9 loss in the semifinals to 2013 Junior World Team Champion Francesco Ingargiola (ITA) who went on to win gold.

Nobuo Bravo (San Francisco, Calif.), a 2013 Junior World Team silver medalist and Penn State sophomore, earned his second top-eight finish of the season.

Seeded third out of the pools, Bravo won his first two bouts over British fencers Jai Birch, 15-13, and James Brosnan, 15-7.

In the table of 16, Bravo won his bout over Columbia sophomore Adam Mathieu (Union City, N.J.), 15-5.

Bravo’s quarter-final bout came down to the final touches, but he lost to Thomas Antoine (FRA), 15-13, and placed fifth overall.

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

London Foil Junior World Cup
1. Francesco Ingargiola (ITA)
2. Maximilien Chastanet (FRA)
3. Thomas Antoine (FRA)
3. Jerry Chang (Mountain View, Calif.)
5. Nobuo Bravo (San Francisco, Calif.)

6. Baptiste Mourrain (FRA)
7. Enguerrand Colin Andrez (FRA)
8. Miguel Navas (BEL)

9. Michael Woo (Wayne, N.J.)
15. Adam Mathieu (Union City, N.J.)
26. Harrison McGuire (Cos Cob, Conn.)
33. Raymond Chen (Dallas, Texas)
35. Axel Kiefer (Lexington, Ky.)
38. John Vaiani (Belmar, N.J.)
40. Stephen Mageras (Darien, Conn.)
41. Sam Moelis (Hewlett, N.Y.)
47. George Haglund (Califon, N.J.)
58. John Avendano (Colts Neck, N.J.)

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