Women's Epee Team Wins Silver at World Championships ({{commentsTotal}})

The Estonian women's epee fencing team won the silver medal at the World Fencing Championship in Kazan, Russia on Wednesday, with Erika Kirpu also winning bronze at the individual event a few days earlier.

The team made it hard work, defeating China in added time 31-30 in the quarterfinals, then beating Italy 42-32.

Facing Russia in the final, Estonia quickly fell 1:8 behind and never recovered, losing 40-29.

Besides Kirpu, Kristina Kuusk, Irina Embrich and Julia Beljajeva, who won the individual event a year ago, were also part of the four-member team.

The same team won the European Championships last year, coming fourth in 2014.