Olga Kharlan Takes World Title in Saber

She defeated Russia's Sofia Velikaya with a score of 15:14


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Ukrainian saber fencer Olga Kharlan won the World Fencing Championship in Budapest.

In an intense final, Kharlan defeated 7-time world champion and Olympic champion from Russia’s Sofia Velikaya with a score of 15:14, xsport.ua reported.

After defeating rivals from Malaysia, Georgia and the Republic of Korea, Kharlan beat compatriot Alina Komashchuk (15:14) in the quarterfinals and defeated Romania’s Bianca Pascu (15: 5) in the semifinals.

Photo Fencing Federation of Ukraine

One of the best saber fencers in the world, Kharlan also holds a bronze medal from both the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics and is now a six-time world champion.


Source UATV
date 21.07.2019
categories Sport
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