Published on July 17th, 2014 | by John Lyons0
World Fencing hopes rest with Bravo
Caterin Bravo will fly the flag for Chile in the last 64 of the Fencing World Championships in Kazán, Russia.
The experienced Bravo, ranked 61 in the world, won three and lost three in her pool and then edged a tight contest against Luxembourg´s Lis Fautch (89) 15-14 to book her place.
She now faces a tough task against Germany´s Britta Heidemann (7) in the last 64 on Sunday. They met a year ago in the World Championships in Budapest and the German ran out a 15-9 victor.
Five of Bravo´s compatriots came through the pool stage, but didn’t reach the last 64.
Paris Inostroza (94) won two and lost three before falling 15-13 against the Czech Republic´s Martin Capek (95), while Rolf Nickel (197) won three and lost two before bowing out with a 15-7 defeat against the Ukraine´s Igor Reizlin (29).
Felipe Alvear (135) won four contests and lost two before losing 15-11 against Canada´s Maximilien Van Haaster (48).
Rubén Silva (98) had a two-three record before going down 15-10 against Denmark´s Alexander Tsoniris (102). His sister, Paula Silva (90), the South American Games champion, won two and lost four before losing (15-9) against Mexico´s Adriana Camacho (75).
In addition, Aníbal Alvear, Israel Vásquez and Heinz Nickel weren´t able to negotiate the pool stage.