Ukrainian athlete Olga Kharlan won the World Cup in fencing, which is held in Tunisia. This was reported by the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine.
"Golden" return of Olga Kharlan! Olympic champion in fencing Olga Kharlan won the World Cup in fencing in Tunisia! Congratulations to the best sportswoman in 2016 with an excellent return, "- said in a statement.
Earlier Ukrainian athlete claimed bronze in the individual saber fencing event in Rio Olympics; Kharlan defeated French Manon Brunet.
‘The most difficult thing was to stand against my teammate Alina Komashchuk. We performed in many competitions, yet we have never met as opponents before. And now it happened during the Olympics; I was extremely worried about that. I realized I had to win this medal. Well, the competitions continue, and we’ve got a team event ahead of us, so we’ll be fighting right till the end’, Olga Kharlan said in her interview with the National Olympic Committee.