• Short Summary

    Fencing -- and at the World Fencing Championships in Hamburg, West Germany, the Soviet Union dominated the men's individual Sabre event.

  • Description

    Fencing -- and at the World Fencing Championships in Hamburg, West Germany, the Soviet Union dominated the men's individual Sabre event. Viktor Krovopuskov won the gold medal, with compatriot Mikhail Burzev taking the silver. Italy's Michele Maffei won the bronze medal.

    SYNOPSIS: The Italian -- wearing number 501 and fencing on the left -- was hard pushed when he came up against 22-year old Mikhail Burzev of the Soviet Union. The Soviets have dominated the men's sabre over the last few years, and as Burzev demonstrated, they have talented younger swordsmen. His victory over Michele Maffei gave him the silver medal.

    Viktor Krovopuskov of the Soviet Union -- wearing number 522 -- is well known in international fencing circles. He won a silver medal at the 1974 World Championships, and the gold in the 1974 Olympics. This victory over Pal Gerevich of Hungary -- who won the competition last year in Buenos Aires -- gave him another gold, and put his opponent in fourth position.

    The Soviet Union also won the bronze in the team foils competition.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1DTEKU002GMA2Z0V1XMGLYOQM
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DTEKU002GMA2Z0V1XMGLYOQM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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