12/14/2016 6:55:15 AM

First Grand Prix victory for Sarra

First Grand Prix  victory for Sarra

TUNISIA’S Sarra Besbes defeated Russia’s Violetta Kolobova to win the Epee Grand Prix for women.

The 2015 World Championships bronze medallist dispatched Kolobova 15-8 for her maiden Grand Prix title. Sarra had defeated Poland’s Ewa Nelip 15-6 in the semifinal.

Kolobova, a member of Russia’s Olympic bronze medal-winning women’s epee team at the Rio Olympics, overcame China’s Xu Nuo 15-7 in the other last-four encounter.

The losing semifinalists shared the third step on the podium. 

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