Italy’s under-20s win epee gold at fencing championship in Riyadh


Princess Ahad Bint Al-Hassan Al-Saud, who serves as the director of operations at the Saudi Arabian Motorsports and Motorcycle Federation, presented the medals to the Italian team as they secured gold in the competition. The French team claimed silver, and the Swiss team was awarded bronze.

The ongoing international tournament, taking place at Arena Hall, King Saud University, will continue until April 20.

The United States emerged as the leading country in terms of medals, securing a total of nine (3 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze). They clinched the gold medal in the epee (women's team) event, defeating Italy who earned the silver, while the French team secured the bronze. Eseem Al-Hassan, a board member of the Saudi Fencing Federation, presented the medals to the victorious athletes.

During the sixth-day competitions, Mohammed Al-Harbi, the president of the Saudi Weightlifting Federation, and Sakhr Al-Duwayyan, the executive director of the federation, were in attendance. Al-Harbi praised the organization of the championship and commended the efforts that contributed to its success.

The individual sabre competitions for both men and women are scheduled to commence on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at Arena Hall. These competitions will continue until the championship concludes on Saturday. The Saudi team for Thursday’s games will include Mohammad Al-Amro, Abdullah Al-Mansaf, Ziyad Al-Mutairi, Jihad Al-Obeidi, Al-Hasnaa Al-Hammaad, Dana Al-Qahtani, Ahad Al-Moammar, and Talin Al-Qudmani.

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