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Italian foil fencers finish fourth in the World Cup in Paris and qualify for the Olympics


The men's national foil team will also feature at the Olympic Games.

After a spectacular Saturday, to say the least, the quartet of Daniele Garozzo, Tommaso Marini, Alessio Foconi and Guillaume Bianchi (photo Federscherma) finished fourth in the team event of the World Cup stage in Paris.

In the French capital, the venue for the Olympics, the Azzurri beat Austria 45-22 and Poland 45-36, then lost the semi-final against the United States 45-44 and the play-off for bronze 45-32 against France and mathematically sealed qualification for the Olympic event. The qualification will entitle Italy to participate in the speciality team competition and also to field the maximum number possible – three foil fencers – in the individual event.

This is the third Italian fencing team to win a place in Paris 2024 after the women's foil and men's epee teams.

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