Doha, 31 January 2022 - France's world champion Yannick Borel and Estonia’s Katrina Lehis took individual gold medals at the 2022 Qatar Fencing Epee Grand Prix in Doha. The event, which took place at Aspire Dome brought together 304 athletes from 45 countries.
In the final match of individual men’s epee, Borel faced teammate Aymerick Gally, winning with a 15-10 score. Gally beat Italy’s Federico Vismara in the semifinals, 15-6, and Borel defeated Italy’s Davide Di Veroli, 15-9.
Of note, French Olympic champion Romain Cannone lost in the quarterfinals to Borel, 15-5, and Hungarian world champion Gergely Siklosi lost against Di Veroli in the round of 16, 15-12.
In women’s individual epee, Lehis won in the final round against teammate Nelli Differt, 15-11. Differt beat another teammate, Erika Kirpu, in the semifinal round, 12-11, and Lehis won against France’s Marie-Florence Candassamy, 15-14.
Of note, Candassamy beat Ukrainian Olympic champion Yana Shemyakina in the quarterfinals, 15-9