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Palmedo Places Seventh at Dormagen Saber Junior World Cup, Dershwitz Finishes 13th

12/03/2013, 3:30pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Sage Palmedo (Portland, Ore.) followed her gold medal finish at the Sosnowiec Junior World Cup two weeks ago with a top-eight finish in Dormagen on Saturday.

Palmedo, a member of the team that won gold at the Junior World Championships in April, earned a bye into the table of 64 where she defeated Ayaka Mukae (JPN), 15-11.

In the table of 32, Palmedo defeated Caroline Queroli (ITA), 15-4, and outtouched Flamina Prearo (ITA), 15-14, in the next round.

Palmedo fell a touch short of winning her second straight medal when she lost in the quarter-finals to Sofia Ciaraglia (ITA), 15-14.

Palmedo now moves up to a career high No. 9 in the junior world rankings and is one of three U.S. women to be ranked in the top 10 as two-time Junior World medalist Adrienne Jarocki (Middle Village, N.Y.) retains her position at No. 2 and Emma Keehan (Chandler, Ariz.) is No. 10. Palmedo also passed Jarocki in the U.S. standings to take the No. 1 ranking.

In the men’s competition, two-time Junior World medalist Eli Dershwitz (Sherborn, Mass.) earned Team USA’s top finish with a 13th place result.

Dershwitz opened with a pair of 15-8 wins over British fencer Jonathan Webb and 2013 Junior World Team member Kaito Streets (Redwood City, Calif.)

Dershwitz won his table of 32 bout against Tom Seitz (FRA), 15-14, but lost to world No. 1 Iacopo Rinaldi (ITA), 15-14, in the table of 16.

Despite the loss, Dershwitz remains No. 2 in the world and continues to hold his No. 1 U.S. junior ranking. Andrew Mackiewicz (Westwood, Mass.), a 2012 Cadet world medalist, lost in the table of 32, but moved up to No. 8 in the world.

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

Dormagen Women’s Saber Junior World Cup
1. Tatiana Sukhova (RUS)
2. Evgenia Karbolina (RUS)
3. Iryna Shchukla (UKR)
3. Sofia Ciaraglia (ITA)
5. Manon Brunet (FRA)
6. Ekaterina Vorobyeva (RUS)
7. Sage Palmedo (Portland, Ore.)
8. Luca Laszlo (HUN)

19. Francesca Russo (Wayne, N.J.)
22. Adrienne Jarocki (Middle Village, N.Y.)
34. Sophie Keehan (Chandler, Ariz.)
36. Emma Keehan (Chandler, Ariz.)
37. Gracie Stone (Chicago, Ill.)
39. Lena Johnson (Peachtree City, Ga.)
49. Alexa Antipas (Stony Brook, N.Y.)
66. Claudia Kulmacz (Upper Saddle River, N.J.)
67. Anastasia Ivanoff (Los Angeles, Calif.)
79. Allison Lee (Saddle River, N.J.)
104. Madeline Curzon (Wilsonville, Ore.)

Dormagen Men’s Saber Junior World Cup
1. Francesco Darmiento (ITA)
2. Iacopo Rinaldi (ITA)
3. Oleksiy Statsenko (UKR)
3. Francesco Bonsanto (ITA)
5. Luca Curatoli (ITA)
6. Dmitriy Danilenko (RUS)
7. Mate Bancsics (HUN)
8. Bogdan Platonov (UKR)

13. Eli Dershwitz (Sherborn, Mass.)
17. Andrew Mackiewicz (Westwood, Mass.)
22. Jonah Shainberg (Rye, N.Y.)
34. Geoffrey Loss (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
46. Kaito Streets (Redwood City, Calif.)
49. Michael Costin (Culver City, Calif.)
60. Christofer Ahn (Houston, Texas)
65. Calvin Liang (Chandler, Ariz.)
66. Edward Chin (Livingston, N.J.)
74. Peter Pak (Roslyn, N.Y.)
79. John Hallsten (Sacramento, Calif.)
113. Gabriel Armijo (San Diego, Calif.)

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