Maroon fencers nab back-to-back silvers in Men’s sabre and foil

John Carlo Turano and Juan Paolo Ferrer clawed their way to the final rounds of men’s foil and sabre to pace the University of the Philippines with back-to-back silver medals in the individual events of the UAAP Fencing Tournament.

by Paolo Perez

John Carlo Turano and Juan Paolo Ferrer clawed their way to the final rounds of men’s foil and sabre to pace the University of the Philippines with back-to-back silver medals in the individual events of the UAAP Fencing Tournament.

Turano delivered a 15-9 upset of national team stand-out and foil gold medalist Nathaniel Perez of the University of the Easit in the semi-finals Friday at the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagle Gym. He later fell 9-4 to Warrior Michael Nicanor in the championship round.

Gulat na gulat ako,” Turano said about his performance in the tournament. “Siyempre, ‘yung nakalaban ko kanina (Perez) sa semi-finals, Siya talaga ‘yung number one eh. ‘Di ko talaga in-expect kaya tuwang-tuwa talaga ako noong nakapasok ako sa finals.”

Meanwhile, Ferrer bagged the silver in men’s sabre Thursday after a close 15-13 loss against UE’s Bruce Ng.

Ferrer reached the finals after beating University of Santo Tomas’ Bonn Pascual, 15-12, and Ateneo de Manila University’s John Hao, 15-6, in the elimination rounds.

The Maroons currently rank second in the medal tally, behind defending champion UE with three golds. The team events will be held on Saturday and Sunday.

Author: TNP

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