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Women's Epee Team Wins Silver at World Championships

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.

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