Two Ukrainian fencers ascended to the podium in Plovdiv.
On the European championship on фехтованиюв the Bulgarian Plovdiv the Nikolaev sablistka Olga Harlan filled up the baggage with a gold medal in individual competition.
On a way to a pedestal Olya won five of six fights in qualification, then in 1/16 finals the lot reduced it with the girlfriend - the pupil the Nikolaev school of fencing by Elena Homrova with whom they I won team tournament in the Olympic Beijing. Harlan I won difficult fight 15:11. In 1/6 finals Harlan "was passed" on Italian Irena Vechchi Vechchi - 15:7, in a quarterfinal I played Pole Katazhina Kedziora - 15:9. In semifinal fight I met one more girlfriend on an Olympic team of 2008 Galina Pundik from Neteshin. The score 15:9, and in fight for gold surely I changed a rising star of the Russian fencing Ekaterina Diatchenko.
As a result Ukraine in a female saber acted better, you won't think up - "gold" - at Harlan, "bronze" - at Pundik and magnificent mood on the eve of fight for command gold of the European superiority.
Fencing. European championship. Plovdiv (Bulgaria) on July 16. Women. Saber. Individual superiority. 1. Olga Harlan (Ukraine, Nikolaev). 2. Ekaterina Diatchenko (Russia). 3. Solenn Mari (France) and Galina Pundik (Ukraine, Neteshin) …, 14. Olga Zhovnir (Ukraine, Neteshin), 30. Elena Homrovaya (Ukraine, Nikolaev/Odessa). Only 46 participants.