Jessica Guo records second career World Cup fencing medal

Jessica Guo (Canadian Olympic Committee, with permission)

Jessica Guo of Toronto, Ontario recorded her second career World Cup fencing medal on Thursday in Paris, France. The podium performance, a bronze medal in the women’s foil event, is significant because it happened in the same city that will host the 2024 Olympic Games.

Guo was one of two Canadians to win a bronze medal. The other was Martina Favaretto of Italy. Qingyuan Chen of China won the gold medal and Elena Tangherlini of Italy won the silver medal. In the table of 64, Guo defeated Lilli Maria Brugger of Austria 15-8. Then in the table of 32, Guo defeated Martyna Jelinska of Poland 15-4. Then in the third round, Guo won her round of 16 match and advanced to the quarterfinals with a 14-13 win over Anne Sauer of Germany. That was followed by a quarterfinal win of a score of 15-7 over Erica Cipressa of Italy. Guo then lost 15-13 to Chen in the semifinals.

Guo’s first and only other World Cup medal came just last month in Novi Sad, Serbia. With the bronze medal, Guo has 100 World Cup points, and is in 10th place in the World Cup standings. Lee Kiefer of the United States is the World Cup leader in women’s foil with 255 points.


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