Another World Cup title for Dimitri Coutya as University-based wheelchair fencers win four more medals in Warsaw

15 July 2019

University of Bath-based Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver added four more medals to their combined IWASF Wheelchair Fencing World Cup tally when they competed at the latest international event in Warsaw, Poland.

Reigning World Champion Coutya secured another gold in the Category B foil, beating China’s Daoliang Hu 15-10 in the final, and was only denied the epee title after a narrow 15-14 defeat to Iraq’s Ammar Ali.

Gilliver had won at least one gold at every World Cup so far during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic qualification period but had to settle for a brace of bronze medals on this occasion.

He was edged out 15-10 in the Category A sabre semi-finals by Hungary’s Richard Osvath and then lost by a single point at the same stage of the epee competition to China’s Sun Gang, who pipped Gilliver to the Paralympic title at Rio 2016.

Both Coutya and Gilliver are coached by Peter Rome at the University’s Sports Training Village. Click here to find out more about fencing at the University of Bath.

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