23 May 2019
Coutya adds to medal haul from World Cup in Brazil
Brit tops podium for second time
Dimitri Coutya made it two gold medals in as many days as he won the category B epee at the wheelchair fencing World Cup in Sao Paulo.
The Rio 2016 Paralympian saw off Ukraine’s Oleg Naumenko 15-6 in a dominant display in the final in Brazil.
His passage to the top of the podium on the second day of the meet, which contributes to qualifying points for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, included victories over home favourite Rodrigo Massarutt and Iraq’s Ammar Ali, as well as Russians Alexander Kurzin and Alexander Kuzyukov.
Fellow Brit Shah Rashid finished 17th in the same competition after losing his last-32 match with Poland’s Grzegorz Pluta 15-6.
It was a second medal at the event for Coutya, 21, following his gold in the category B foil on the opening day of action in Brazil.
Elsewhere, Gemma Collis-McCann finished 13th in the category B sabre while Oliver Lam Watson was 25th in the category A foil.
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