Kharlan wins gold at World Championships
Olha Kharlan won 15-14 against Sofya Velikaya of Russia in the women’s saber finals of the World Fencing Championships in Budapest on July 15-23. This was Kharlan’s sixth world championship title in saber. She is also a two-time team champion. In the individual competition, Kharlan won 15-5 against Bianca Pascu of Romania in the semifinal, and won 15-14 in the quarterfinal against compatriot Alina Komashchuk. Ukraine’s men’s épée team won silver after losing to France in the final 37-45. In individual competition, Ihor Reizlin won bronze in men’s épée, and Olena Kryvytska won bronze in the women’s individual épée.