Paris 2024 Olympic Games: French foil fencers in gold and swordsmen in bronze at the Euro in Basel

Paris 2024 Olympic Games: French foil fencers in gold and swordsmen in bronze at the Euro in Basel

Enzo Lefort et les Français ont largement dominé les Hongrois en finale. MAXPPP – Le Parisien/Arnaud Journois

Dans le sillage d'un très bon Enzo Lefort, les fleurettistes ont confirmé leur statut de champions olympiques en titre. Les épéstes féminines, championnes du monde, ont en revanche assuré le service minimum.

The French foil fencers were crowned European fencing champions on Friday June 21 in Basel, five weeks before the opening of the Paris Olympics, where they will try to score a double after their Olympic coronation three years ago in Tokyo.

In the wake of Enzo Lefort

Enzo Lefort's band outclassed the Hungarians, surprise guests in the final, 45-30, to bring French fencing its second title of the week and its sixth medal.

Also this Friday, the French swordsmen took third place in the European Fencing Championships in Basel on Friday, where they were the title holders. A competition that they had come to prepare in Hérault (Lunel).

Also read: Paris 2024 Olympic Games: 20 years after Laura Flessel's last medals, the French swordsmen return to the top

Auriane Mallo-Breton decisive

Already an individual silver medalist on Tuesday, Auriane Mallo-Breton liberated the Blues from sudden death (33-32) against the Polish world champions. Trailing 16-9, the French shooters put up a difficult match, their leader, world champion Marie-Florence Candassamy, remaining in poor form for several months. 

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