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Nam wins Shanghai Women’s Foil

Nam (right) scores against Mohamed in the women's foil final. Photo S.Timacheff.

Aida Mohamed (HUN) was back in Olympic form, falling only to Korea’s Hyun Hee Nam 14-9 in the final.

The upset of the day went to Astrid Guyart (FRA) who defeated Valentina Vezzali (ITA) 15-8 in the quarter-finals.  The results tree showed names from the Athens Olympics: Trillini, Granbassi, Mohamed, Vezzali, among others.

Emily Cross brought her Olympic experience to bear by making the top-32 along with Lee Kiefer and Doris Willette.  Kiefer finished 22nd, Cross 23rd and Willette 30th.

Andrea Magro’s coaching of the Japanese women’s foil team is already paying dividends as Kanae Ikehata placed 8th.

Magro went from Italy to coach in Japan

Medalists Mohammed (HUN), Nam (KOR), Di Francisca (ITA) and Guyart (FRA). Photo S.Timacheff.

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