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U.S. Men’s Saber Team Wins Silver Medal at Madrid World Cup

02/11/2014, 1:45pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The U.S. Men’s Saber Team won its first World Cup medal since 2012 on Sunday at the Madrid Saber World Cup in Spain.

Anchored by London Olympian Daryl Homer (Bronx, N.Y.), Team USA included Homer’s 2012 Olympic teammate Jeff Spear (Wynantskill, N.Y.), two-time Junior World medalist Eli Dershwitz (Sherborn, Mass.) and 2012 Cadet World medalist Andrew Mackiewicz (Westwood, Mass.)

The Americans opened with a 45-17 over Chile and defeated Belarus, 45-40, in the table of 16.

Team USA upset Italy, the reigning Olympic bronze medalists, by a score of 45-36 to advance to the medal rounds.

In the semifinals, Team USA met Hungary – the team the Americans lost to in their final match of the 2013 Senior World Championships.

Although the Hungarians led the match, Dershwitz went on a 12-2 run and Team USA held on for a 45-44 victory.

Team USA led Korea, the 2012 Olympic Champions, for the first five bouts of the gold medal final, but Korea came back to take the win, 45-29.

Top eight results are as follows:

Madrid Team Saber World Cup
1. Korea
2. USA
3. Hungary
4. Russia
5. Italy
6. Germany
7. Ukraine
8. France

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