Mikhail Sweet Wins Canada’s First Medal of the 2018-19 International Fencing Season
Mikhail (Misha) Sweet of Winnipeg, Manitoba took part in the Men’s Foil FIE Satellite event in Amsterdam this past weekend and finished on the podium with a bronze medal.
Sweet had four wins and two losses in poules, and then defeated Florens Pfann of Germany 15-9 in the 64’s. Sweet then faced Hugo Di Francesco from Great Britain in the 32’s and won 15-7. In the 16’s Sweet defeated Dirk Jan Van Egmond 15-10 to advance to the quarter finals, where he fenced Matthijs Rohlfs of the Netherlands, winning 15-11.
Sweet’s first loss of the tournament came in the semi-finals when he fenced Denmark’s Emil Ulrik Anderson and lost 15-10 to finish the tournament, the first of the FIE season, with a bronze medal.