The French foil fencer beat his Italian opponent Tommaso Marini on the wire on Wednesday evening.
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Another gold medal for the French delegation! French foil fencer Enzo Lefort was crowned world champion in Cairo on Wednesday July 20. He beat the Italian Tommaso Marini 15 touches to 14. Defending champion after his victory in 2019 in Budapest, Lefort returned the cover. He follows in the footsteps of Ysaora Thibus, crowned in the discipline on Tuesday.
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The Guyanese trembled to the end to keep his crown, stopping the Italian’s fantastic comeback. While Lefort was leading easily, he seemed to corner, seeing his lead dwindle as Marini reinvigorated. Salvation finally came on a tense decisive touch. Proof of a flawless mind, the Frenchman had acquired his qualification for the semi-final a little earlier in the same circumstances.
This success is in addition to the harvest of medals gleaned (3 in gold and 1 in silver) by the Blues. In addition to Thibus, Romain Cannone won the golden epee charm on Tuesday. A day earlier, Maxime Pianfetti failed by a hair in the saber final, still recovering a beautiful silver medal.
France could continue its harvest, as the team competitions start on Thursday. These events allowed the tricolor delegation to appear on three podiums in Tokyo, during the Olympic Games.
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