Park Slope’s Race Imboden Loses to Italy’s Baldini in Fencing Semi-Finals
Park Slope’s Olympic fencing hopeful Race Imboden is hopeful no more (at least in the men’s individual foil). He was defeated in the quarterfinals of this event on Tuesday by Italy’s Andrea Baldini. Imboden was unhappy with his performance.
“I fenced really badly and he fenced excellently,” Imboden told the Associated Press. “He did what he always does and he drew me in. He fences at a really good distance and he was too good for me. He is definitely one of the best.”
According to the Associated Press, Fencer Lei Sheng of China won the gold medal in men’s individual foil at the Olympics, beating Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt 15-13 in Tuesday’s final. Abouelkassem, who won the silver medal, is first fencer from the African continent to win an Olympic medal. Choi Byung-chul of South Korea won bronze after beating Andrea Baldini 15-14.