Russian fencers — the first at the European Championships in Italy

June 20 in the Italian city of Legnano the championship of the European Fencing. Following the tournament the Russian team was the first in the team standings with 11 medals: seven gold, one silver and three bronze.

Total in the tournament has been played 12 events. At the second stage of the pedestal of honor was the Italian team with two gold and two bronze medals at the third — the national team of Romania with one gold and three silver medals.

2 "gold" in the football team put Russia Alexey Yakimenko saber fencer in the individual tournament and the team with Benjamin Resetnicov, Nikolai Kovalev and Pavel Bykov. Also won gold medals foil fencer Alex Khovanskii, foil fencer Inna Deriglazova and epee fencer Paul Suhov. In team competition won our saber fencer Sofia Great, Julia Gavrilova, Ekaterina Dyachenko and Dean Galiakbarova and shpazhistki Tatiana Logunov, Anna Sivkova, Violetta Kolobov and Love Shutova.

Silver Award won over Camilla Gafurzyanova foil fencer, and "bronze" tournament took Larissa Korobeinikova foil fencer, shpazhistka Shutova Love and the team rapiristok.

In Russia is actively developing sports infrastructure for fencing. The main base for training camps basic, youth and junior national teams of Russia in fencing is the Republican Olympic Centre "Round Lake." Its modernization was carried out in the framework of the Federal Target Program "Development of physical culture and sports in the Russian Federation in 2006-2015."

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