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Ruslan Kurbanov Makes History, Secures Bronze in 2023 World Fencing Championships

By Vusala Abbasova July 29, 2023

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Milan is hosting the prestigious FIE Fencing World Championships, a grand event that has drawn the participation of more than 1,000 fencers from 158 nations.

Ruslan Kurbanov inscribed his name in the annals of sporting history at 2023 World Fencing Championships, as he became the first Kazakh fencer to secure a medal in a world-level fencing championship.

In the tournament, being held from July 22-30 in Milan, Italy, Kurbanov secured the bronze medal and a place in national sports history.

The Kazakh fencer had a difficult field of rivals to overcome to place in the top three of the individual epee division, including Yannick Borel of France, a four-time team world champion and a three-time Olympic champion.

Kurbanov emerged victorious 15:14 against the French and moved on to defeat Valerio Cuomo of Italy in the quarterfinals. The Kazakh athlete won in 15:12, earning the bronze medal.

Milan is hosting the prestigious FIE Fencing World Championships, a grand event that has drawn the participation of more than 1,000 fencers from 158 nations. The championships feature intense competition across 12 different categories, making it a truly global celebration of the sport of fencing.

The ongoing championships in Milan serves as a crucial opportunity for fencers to earn ranking points for the upcoming Paris Olympic Games in 2024.