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Women's national foil team grabs second place in Novi Sad, earning a ticket to the Olympic Games


The women’s national foil team is the first Italian fencing team to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Reigning world champions Arianna Errigo, Martina Favaretto, Alice Volpi and Francesca Palumbo complete a sought-after, desired and well-deserved mission at the World Cup stage in Novi Sad. The Italians started by sweeping past Singapore (45-23), before triumphing against Germany (45-22). In the semi-finals, Italy beat Japan 45-31, while the last act saw the United States take victory (45-37). The second place in Serbia guarantees our athletes, still first in the ranking, a place at the Olympics with two competitions to go. This ticket to Paris entitles Italy to participate in the speciality team competition and also to field the maximum number possible, three foil fencers, in the individual event. Meanwhile, hopes are high that the other Italian fencing teams, including the men’s foil team, will also complete their Olympic mission.

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