22 September 2019
Fencers finish with a flourish in South Korea
The Great Britain men’s epee team finished the World Championships in South Korea on the podium after winning bronze on the final day.
Dimitri Coutya, Piers Gilliver, Matthew Campbell-Hill and Oliver Lam-Watson beat Italy 45-33 in the final showing as China claimed the last two golds of this year’s competition.
Great Britain’s eight medals meant they finished fifth in the overall standings behind Italy, Ukraine, Russia and China, who topped the table with an impressive 25 medals, 11 of which were gold.
The Brits won two golds of their own as Gilliver took the men’s category A epee title on his 25th birthday, ahead of Russia’s Artur Yusopov to take make up for losing out on gold two years previously.
And Coutya overcame Belarus’ Paralympic title-holder Andrei Pranevich to secure his place in the men’s epee B final, before going on to win gold against China’s Daoliang Hu in the final.
Coutya also claimed Great Britain’s only silver of the competition as he lost his men’s foil B title to China’s Paralympic champion Yanke Feng.
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