DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2019 - Korea's Injeong Choi took the gold medal at the Dubai Women's Epee World Cup. In all, 238 international women's fencers competed along with 29 teams. The event took place at Dubai's Shabab Al Ahli Club venue.
Choi fenced USA's Courtney Hurley in the gold-medal round of the women's individual event, winning with a 15-12 score. Hurley overcame Russia's Violetta Kolobova in the semi-final round by a point, 15-14, while Choi beat Hong Kong's number-one ranked Man Wai Vivian Kong, 15-6. Notably, Italian world champion Mara Navarria was eliminated in the round of sixteen by France's Auriane Mallo, 15-13, who was then eliminated by Kolobova in the quarter-finals, 15-10.
Overall women's ranking for the Dubai Women's Epee World Cup individual event included Injeong Choi (KOR, gold), Courtney Hurley (USA, silver), Violetta Kolobova (RUS, bronze), Man Wai Vivian Kong (HKG, bronze), Ana Maria Popescu (ROU), Yiwen Sun (CHN), Auriane Mallo (FRA) and Erika Kirpu (EST).