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Iran sabre team comes 8th in Fencing World Cup

Source: Tehran Times

Iran sabre team finished in eighth place in the Fencing World Cup held in Warsaw, Poland on Sunday.

Iran's Mojtaba Abedini Shormasti made history by taking the 8th place.

Iran started the campaign with a 45-20 victory over Chile in the Round of 32.

Iran beat the U.S. 45-39 in Round of 16 but lost to Italy 45-39 in the quarter-final.

France won the title after beating Korea 45-43.

Bronze medal went to Russia fencing team.

Iran's Mojtaba Abedini Shormasti made history by taking the 8th place

Abedini is the the first Iranian who wins a place in the last eight. Abedini defeated Russian Alexander Trushakov 15-12 in round of 64 and then beat Alexey Yakimenko also from Russia 15-14 and advanced to Round of 16. The Iranian fencer beat Woo Young Won from South Korea 15-10 and qualified for Round of 8 and in this stage he lost to Romanian Tiberiu Dolniceanu 15-14.

Overall Rankings:
1- France 64 points
2- Korea 52 points
3- Russia 40 points
4- Italy 36 points
5- Romania 32 points
6- Germany 30 points
7- Belarus 28 points
8- Iran 26 points

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