The men’s qualification has begun at World Cup #2 in Sassari, Italy. World #1 Aleksander Lesun (RUS) will be the favourite for the event after a disappointing World Cup #1. Former World #1 Adam Marosi (HUN) is eager to get back his top ranking and is looking is great form after a strong, hard off season and is very keen to win the gold.
Lesun team mates, double Olympic Champion Andrev Moiseev (RUS) and current World Champion Sergui Karyakin (RUS) will be also pushing for a podium position in the Italian sun.
The local crowd is already out in force here at the fencing to cheer on their medal hopes Nicola Benedetti (ITA) and Ricardo De Luca (ITA) who looked impressive in qualification.
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