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Russia’s Reshetnikov wins European Championship gold in sabre fencing

It was the first all-Russian European final in this discipline since 2014
Veniamin Reshetnikov AP Photo/MTI, Imre Foldi
Veniamin Reshetnikov
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DUSSELDORF /Germany/, June 20. /TASS/. Russia’s Veniamin Reshetnikov won the 2019 European fencing title in men’s sabre during the tournament in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Reshetnikov, 32, defeated his 25-year-old teammate Kamil Ibragimov 15-7 in the final on Wednesday evening to claim Russia’s first gold at the Dusseldorf tournament.

It was the first all-Russian European final in this discipline since 2014. Then, Reshetnikov lost 15:11 to Alexei Yakimenko.