5 July 2018
Golden Coutya shines at IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup
Dimitri Coutya’s impressive year on the piste continued as he took gold in the men’s foil at the latest IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Warsaw.
The double world champion has dominated both men’s epee and foil events this year, ranking atop both disciplines.
And the Rio 2016 Paralympian was at his best once again on the opening day in Poland, beating France’s Maxime Valet to win gold in the men’s foil B event.
Dimitri Coutya competed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Coutya had topped his pool and then recorded back-to-back wins over Japan’s Ryuji Onda and Poland’s Jacek Gaworski to reach the semi-finals.
London 2012 Paralympic foil B silver medallist Anton Datsko of Ukraine looked to stop him at that stage but Coutya held his nerve to triumph 15-6.
That left him facing Rio 2016 bronze medallist Valet in a close gold-medal clash with the Brit eventually triumphing 15-12.
Elsewhere Joshua Waddell reached the last 32 of the men’s foil A event with Oliver Lam Watson getting to the last 64.
And in the women’s epee A event, Gemma Collis-McCann reached the last 16 where she was defeated 15-9 by France’s Sabrina Poignet.
The competition in Warsaw concludes on Sunday.
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