MOSCOW, June 17. /Offset. TASS Veronica sovetova/. Fencers of the Russian national team has surpassed all expectations, winning the European championship in Tbilisi ten medals, including three gold. About TASS said the President of Federation of fencing of Russia (FFR) Alexander Mikhailov.
The Russian team took second place in the unofficial overall standings of the European championship in fencing
“We hoped for a successful performance, but the result shown by our athletes at the European Championships, is just perfect – three gold, six silver medals and one bronze, great, – said Mikhailov. We have always considered the European championship as a preparation stage for the world Cup and not even built for him a medal plan. But if he were, our athletes would have definitely exceeded it.”
Mikhailov stressed that the team performed at the tournament in Georgia, the updated structure. “Glad that ended the championship was a youth, she joined the team . And this is only the beginning, before the Olympic games in Tokyo three years”, – said the President of the FFR.
The world fencing championship will be held from July 19 to July 26 in Leipzig, Germany.