16 November 2019
Gilliver starts new season in style with epee gold
Piers Gilliver produced the perfect start to the new World Cup season and kicked off his march to Tokyo 2020 with gold in Amsterdam.
The 25-year-old, a Paralympic silver medallist at Rio back in 2016, finished last season in fine style by claiming a maiden world title in South Korea in the epee.
And he picked up where he left off in the first World Cup event of the new season by claiming victory in the Category A final.
Gilliver dominated the rest of the field on his way to victory after earlier this week claiming a bronze in the sabre.
China’s Sun Gang was dispatched in the semi-finals before Russia’s Maxim Shaburov was put to the sword in the final to leave Gilliver on top of the podium.
With the Paralympics arriving into view on the horizon, Gillver has given himself the perfect confidence boost.
But his first focus will inevitably be the European Championships on home soil next year in the build-up to Japan.
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The ParalympicsGB movement
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