Rio 2016: Two Ukraine’s saber fencers overcome first round of fencing tournament

Source : 112 Ukraine

Komaschuk and Harlan will compete with each other in 1/8 finals
18:23, 8 August 2016

Two athletes from Ukraine to Olympics 2016 in Rio Alina Komaschuk and Olga Harlan reached the 1/8 finals of competition in saber fencing, Unian reports.

Alina Komaschuk beat Italian Rosell Gregorio in 1/16 finals. Ukrainian lost to rival most of the match, including 10:13 in the third period of the duel. However she was able to button Gregorio a few times and won with a score of 14:13.

Olga Harlan easily beat Urulu Garate Gonzalez scoring 15:8.

Another Ukrainian Olena Kravatska gave way to an American Ibtihay Muhammad in a bitter struggle. Rivals went shot in shot for a long time, but in the end the fight rival of Kravatska appeared to be more accurate.

Komaschuk and Harlan competed with each other in 1/8 finals and Harlan won scoring 15:8. Therefore she will present Ukraine at 1/4 finals.

Related: Russian athletes were suspended from Paralympic Games in September

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