Frenchman Romain Cannone, world champion in epee a year after his Olympic title

The tricolor fencer signs a magnificent double by becoming world epee champion on Tuesday.

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Golden day for France. After the coronation of Ysaora Thibus, world champion in foil, Romain Cannone was titled a few minutes later in epee, during the World Fencing Championships in Cairo (Egypt), Tuesday, July 19.

Cannone made it to the final after a suspenseful half against the Belgian Neisser Loyola, concluded 15 touches to 14. In the final, the Frenchman then overcame the Japanese Kazuyasu Minobe (15-12) to achieve the double Olympic title-world title. At 25, Romain Cannone won his first world medal and thus proved that his surprise Olympic title in Tokyo last year was no accident.

After the money won by the swordsman Maxime Pianfetti on Monday, and the gold of foil fencer Ysaora Thibus a few minutes earlier, Romain Cannone brought France the third medal at these Worlds. After an early elimination in the first round of the European championships in Antalya (Turkey) in June, the world number one has therefore been able to revive two years before the Paris Olympics.

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