Kazakh fencer wins medal at World Cup
Kazakhstani fencer Ruslan Kurbanov won a bronze medal at the World Cup in fencing on swords among men, El.kz reports with reference to the Sports.kz
More than 350 athletes took part in the struggle for prizes. Ruslan Kurbanov came to the start being already 9th in the world ranking.
In the fight for bronze in Heidenheim, he defeated the athlete from Korea Taejin Son in 1/64 with a score of 15:8. As a result of a tense fight, he beat the Hungarian world champion David Nagy in 1/32 with a score of 15:12.
A difficult fight awaited Kurbanov in 1/16 with the Olympic champion Di Veroli Davide, which he successfully completed with a score of 15:11. Before the medal, there was one fight with multiple world champion, Olympic medalist from Hungary Gergely Siklosi. Kurbanov won with a score of 15:12.
In the semifinals, he had a meeting with the Olympic champion from Japan Koki Kano, as a result of which Kurbanov won a bronze medal and took an honorable third place.
In March, the men's fencing team of Kazakhstan will take part in two starts at once: the Grand Prix in Budapest and the World Cup in Buenos Aires.