04 Apr Women’s World Cup Final: LIVE Scores
You can follow throughout the day the LIVE scores from the Women’s Final at World Cup #2 in Cairo, Egypt. All results can be seen on the homepage of the website.
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Earlier today, t was neck and neck throughout the first discipline of the day in the Women’s Final at World Cup #2 as there was nothing to separate the fencers on the pistes.
At the midway point, it was USA’s Margaux Isaksen who was sharing top spot with Ekaterina Khuraskina and these two classy pentathletes were demonstrating an impressive array of skills with the epee.
The pressure was then cranked up by China’s Qian Chen who recorded a series of successive wins to surge ahead with ten bouts to go. World No.1 Laura Asadauskaite found her swagger at the right time. It was to stay like that until then with the two taking the top two places. Chen in the end claiming 256 points with her 26 victories.
Germany’s 2008 Beijing Olympic Champion Lena Schonebron did well in the latter stages and finished third overall. A position she shared with Russia’s Ekaterina Khuraskina and world record holder Xiaonan Zhang.
Isaksen finished sixth on 238 points, level with London 2012 bronze medallist Yane marques of Brazil and Poland’s Oktawia Nowacka.
An impressive performance by Chen in the pool in the third heat, with a time of 2:15.52, saw her add 270 points on the board. In the fourth heat, Yane Marques clocked 2:15.73. In the fitfh and final heat, Russia’s Gulnaz Gubaydullina was in blistering form, gliding across the water to win the event with a time of 2:09.53.