Top 16 for Women’s Epee Fencer Leonora MacKinnon in Dubai World Cup
Canadian Fencing Federation – Rio Olympian Leonora MacKinnon (Canadian living in the UK) finished top 16 at the Women’s Epee World Cup in Dubai this past weekend, a personal best in World Cup competition and at an event that featured 190 fencers.
MacKinnon had a strong competition, winning all six of her bouts in poules to advance directly to the 64’s. There she faced Marie Florence Candassamy from France and won 13-7. Her next bout was against Barbara Rutz from Poland in the 32’s with MacKinnon winning a close 10-9 to advance to the top 16’s. Her first loss of the day occurred against Violetta Kobbova from Russia, by a score of 15-12. Kobbova went on to win a bronze medal in the event.
MacKinnon finished the competition in 12th place overall.
The Women’s Epee team of Leonora MacKinnon, Malinka Hoppe-Montanaro (Montreal, QC) and Alexanne Verret (Quebec, Quebec) competed on Sunday and finished in 17th place after losing a close bout to Kazakhstan 45-41.