Orleans, France: The US Women’s Sabre team defeated France 45-44 to win the team title at the Orleans Grand Prix. In the individual event, Ukranian Olga Kharlan defeated Mariel Zagunis (USA) 15-13 to take the women’s individual title.
The US team of Mariel Zagunis, Dagmara Wozniak, Daria Schneider, and Emily Jacobson survived a first round scare against Romania, edging out the 45-44 win. They they went on to a 45-29 trouncing of Italy before facing off against the 2008 Olympic Champion Ukrainians.
Photo from Tim’s blog.
The US team, ranked 4th, knocked off #1 Ukraine 45-39. In the same round the French team took down #2 seed Russia 45-43.
In the individual event, Dagmara Wozniak (USA) joined Zagunis in the top 8.
Tim Morehouse has a good writeup of the women’s team sabre result on his blog.
Grand Prix Results: Team Women’s Sabre: FIE Listing
Individual Results: 2010 Orleans Grand Prix
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