Cassara Wins Venice Mens Foil GP – Meinhardt Silver

Gerek Meinhardt (left) topped the US results with silver. (Photo Augusto Bizzi)

Gerek Meinhardt (left) topped the US results with silver. (Photo Augusto Bizzi)

Andrea Cassara (ITA) held onto his top world ranking in men’s foil with a 15-8 victory in Venice over US fencer Gerek Meinhardt. The two fencers topped a field of 126 entries in the Grand Prix event which continued the story line of Italy’s hold in foil and the US team’s emergence as a top power.

Italy remains strong in men’s foil, boasting 3 fencers in the top-8 of the FIE standings. (Andrea Cassara – 1st, Andrea Baldini – 3rd, Valerio Aspromonte – 7th).

The US now has 3 fencers in the top-16: Alex Massialas (5th), Race Imboden (11th), and Meinhardt (12th). Miles Chamley-Watson sits at 17th.

Gerek Meinhardt has made 3 straight top-8 finishes pushing him up to 12th in the FIE world rankings.

The US fencers all ended up in the top half of the elimination bracket, setting up a top-8 match between Meinhardt and Miles Chamley-Watson. Meinhardt took the match 15-13 and moved on to the semi-finals against Peter Joppich (GER). Meinhardt advanced to the finals with a decisive 15-10 victory over the multi-time world champion to set up a final match with Cassara.

On the other side of the 8, Cassara defeated Artem Sedov (RUS) 15-5 then faced off against teammate Andrea Baldini (ITA). Cassara emerged victorious 15-13 to advance and meet Meinhardt.

Full results are available on the official site: Results

2013 Coppa Citta di Venezia Mens Foil Grand Prix

2013 Coppa Citta di Venezia Mens Foil Grand Prix

Top-8 Results: 2013 Coppa citta di Venezia – Men’s Foil GP

Rank Pts Name Nationality
1 48 CASSARA Andrea ITA
2 39 MEINHARDT Gerek USA
3 30 JOPPICH Peter GER
3 30 BALDINI Andrea ITA
5 21 DAVIS James-Andrew GBR
6 21 LI Hua CHN
7 21 SEDOV Artem RUS
8 21 CHAMLEY-WATSON Miles USA
17 6 MASSIALAS Alexander USA
34 3 IMBODEN Race USA
49 3 DUDEY Michael USA
58 3 CHANG Jerry USA
81 0 WOO Michael USA
90 0 WILLETTE David USA
Andrea Cassara - victorious. (Photo: Augusto Bizzi)

Andrea Cassara – victorious. (Photo: Augusto Bizzi)

FIE World Rankings: Men’s Foil (March 17, 2013)

Rank Pts Name Nationality
1 183 CASSARA Andrea ITA
2 175 LEI Sheng CHN
3 168 BALDINI Andrea ITA
4 153 MA Jianfei CHN
5 146 MASSIALAS Alexander USA
6 142 ABOUELKASSEM Alaaeldin EGY
7 137 ASPROMONTE Valerio ITA
8 133 CHOI Byungchul KOR
9 132 CHEREMISINOV Alexey RUS
10 130 DAVIS James-Andrew GBR
11 124 IMBODEN Race USA
12 118 MEINHARDT Gerek USA
13 109 AKHMATKHUZIN Artur RUS
14 106 JOPPICH Peter GER
15 105 KRUSE Richard GBR
16 102 AVOLA Giorgio ITA

 

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