Team USA celebrates its semifinal win over Russia. Photo Credit: #BizziTeam
(Wuxi, China) – The U.S. Women’s Epee Team will win its first ever Senior World Championship medal tonight after the squad fences Korea in the gold medal final.
The match will be streamed live at approximately 6:15 a.m. EDT at https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/tv/overflow-4/.
Team USA includes two members of the team that won bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games – Kelley and Courtney Hurley (San Antonio, Texas) – with Courtney coming off her historic bronze medal finish in the individual event on Sunday. Rio Olympian Kat Holmes (Washington, D.C.) is the squad’s anchor and 2018 Division I National Champion Amanda Sirico (Bowie, Md.) is making her Senior World Team debut after earning two team podium finishes at the Junior Worlds.
The podium finish comes on the heels of a season that included the first ever World Cup title win for the U.S. Women’s Epee Team in May in Dubai and a bronze medal win in February in Barcelona.
Korea also has had a successful season, winning gold at the Havana World Cup in January and silver in Suzhou, China in November.
In the earlier rounds, Team USA defeated Hong Kong, 45-30, in the table of 16 on Tuesday and scored a 24-23 overtime win against Estonia – the reigning Senior World Champions – in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
In the semifinals against Russia, Team USA kept the match low-scoring again, holding the 2016 Olympic team bronze medalists to a 15-14 lead going into the final bout and finishing with a 27-25 victory in the final seconds.
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