Dhe German fencing fencer Alexandra Ndolo has moved into the Round of 16 at the World Fencing Championships in Budapest with a victory over defending champion and world number one Mara Navarria. The European champions from Leverkusen won on the first day of the decision against their Italian favorite nervously strong and conceivable just with the last goal 15:14.
At the start Ndolo had defeated the Ukrainian Josh Fejbi Beschura 15: 7. In the round of the last 16 she meets Lis Rottler-Fautsch from Luxemburg. Two more wins separate Ndolo from a medal, the fight for third place will not be held at the World Cup. The three other German fencing women Ricarda Multerer, Alexandra Ehler (both Leverkusen) and Beate Christmann (Tauberbischofsheim) were eliminated in qualifying.
Hartung and Wagner one more lap
Also saber fencer Max Hartung has meanwhile moved into the round of the top 16. The 29-year-old European team champion, who also won bronze at the home European Championships in Duesseldorf, won in his first ever fight at this World Cup 15-8 against the Canadian Fares Arfa. As World Ranking Third Hartung was the only German saber fencers did not have to compete in the preliminary round. He then defeated Chinese Deng Xiaohao 15:12 after being treated at the knee for 6 minutes at 6: 5. Hartung will meet former World and European Champion Tiberiu Dolniceanu from Romania.
Hartungs teammate Benedikt Wagner won the opening with just 15:13 against the Egyptian Medhat Moataz, but then had to recognize the class of the world ranked fifth Kamil Ibragimow from Russia, against whom he lost 12:15. Björn Hübner-Fehrer lost his first fight against the former team world champion Enrico Berre from Italy with 10:15 and retired. Matyas Szabo did not qualify for the main round in singles.
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