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.
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.