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Jovane Guissone wins men’s B sabre at II Copa Brasil de Esgrima em Cadeira de Rodas 2014

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Jovane Silva Guissone won the men’s B sabre at II Copa Brasil de Esgrima em Cadeira de Rodas 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil on the first full day of competition.  He defeated Alex Souza 15 – 13 in the final. Guissone went six for six in the event, not losing a single match.

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Guissone is the reigning Paralympic gold medalist in the men’s B épée.  He lost to Ukrainian Anton Datsko in the quarter finals. He is also currently ranked first in the world in the men’s B épée, fifth in the world in men’s B foil, and unranked in the sabre.

 

Marcos Melo from Belo Horizonte  won the men’s C sabre event, while Janaina Aguilera won the women’s B sabre event.  The competition runs until Sunday, with the foil and épée still to be contested.

 

Wheelchair fencing has three classifications, A, B and C. A is for competitors with full trunk mobility. C is for competitors with paraplegia.  B is for competitors between A an C, and have limited trunk mobility.

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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