OFA well represented at Women's Sabre World Cup in Salt Lake

The U.S. women’s sabre team that finished fifth in the strongly contested team event at the Women’s Sabre World Cup featured three Oregon Fencing Alliance fencers, Mariel Zagunis, Ola Shelton and Chloe Fox-Gitomer. The U.S. women’s team was defeated by Italy in the Round of Eight, but came back to oust Russia and Korea and claim the fifth spot in the competition.

Down 40-33 to the Russians, Zagunis delivered an incredible anchor leg, outpointing Sofia Pozdiakova 12-3 to lead the USA comeback victory.

In the individual competition, Shelton finished 25th, Zagunis 41st and Fox-Gitomer 5oth.