FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: 14 January 2020
A major step for Olympic qualifications for Tokyo 2020, the Montreal Sabre Grand Prix ended Sunday with a third and final day of emotional competition with the final elimination rounds for female sabre athletes.
RESULTS | DAY 3
Women’s sabre tables of direct eliminations
Directly qualified for the table of 64 thanks to her perfect results in the pools, the Canadian Gabriella PAGE met Malina VONGSAVADY of France Sunday morning, but unfortunately lost to a score of 15-11. Page started her match well, but Vongsavady recovered and finally won. This result strengthens Gabriella’s position for the Olympics.
The Sabre Grand Prix was won by the Ukrainian Olga KHARLAN who soldified her number 1 world ranking with a 15-7 victory against the Russian Olga NIKITINA, ranked 13th in the world. The podium was completed by Yagi SHAO (China) and Charlotte LEMBACH (France).
These finals conclude this major international competition, appreciated by the public, foreign delegations, as well as by local athletes: “I am honoured to have participated in this unique and historic competition at the same time because of the highest level of fencing being here in Montreal, but also because it is exceptional to participate at home and hear a crowd cheering you on,” said Joseph Polossifakis, who finished 20th at the Montreal Sabre Grand Prix .
The Grand Prix could not have been realized without the help of our partners, as well as the many volunteers who contributed to the success of this event.
The official complete results of the event can be found here on the FIE website, and the two finals including all of the top eight bouts can be viewed by clicking the links below.
Rewatch the Montreal Sabre Grand Prix sabre women’s finals
Rewatch the Montreal Sabre Grand Prix sabre men’s finals