Jean-Philippe Patrice European bronze medalist in saber

Jean-Philippe Patrice European bronze medalist in saber

The tricolor saber brought the third medal to the French clan in Basel.

The sabreur Jean-Philippe Patrice brought, with his bronze medal, his third podium for French fencing at the European Fencing Championships on Wednesday in Basel, less than six weeks before the Paris Olympic Games. This is the first medal in a major championship for Marseillais and even his first podium on the international circuit at the age of 27.

Jean-Philippe Patrice, 56th in the world rankings, lost in the semi-final to Italian Michele Gallo (15-6). The least expected of the Patrice brothers had blown away, in the previous round in the quarter-finals, his brother Sébastien in a duel as close (15-14) as it was fratricidal. The latter, N.6, won the last World Cup stage of the season.

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