“Gold” in Seoul, Gundura


“Gold” for Dora Gundura at the Seoul Grand Prix. The Greek champion surpassed all her rivals and won first place in the South Korean capital. In the first round, she easily defeated the 21-year-old Spaniard Ainoa Perez (FIE No163) 15-7. She then defeated the Italian Chiara Mormile (FIE No24) 15-11 and advanced to the round of 16, while immediately after she defeated the 22-year-old Polish Suzanne Cieslak (FIE No19) 15-13.

In the quarter-final, she eliminated world No. 3, Azera Ana Basta, and ensured her presence on the podium. In the semi-finals, she defeated the world champion and world No. 1, Japan’s Misaki Emura, 15-11.

In the grand final, she defeated France’s Sarah Balzer (FIE No5) 15-11 and avenged her World Cup semi-final defeat in Belgium.

Thus, after two silvers and four bronzes in world cups, a silver in a Grand Prix and a bronze in a world championship, Gundura climbed to the first step of the podium in a top epee event.

As for Despina Georgiadou, she was defeated 15-10 in her first match at 64 by 17-year-old American, Lola Posik (FIE No164), and was ranked 33rd overall.

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