The reigning champion Estonian women's épée team was eliminated from the 2018 World Fencing Championships in Wuxi, China after suffering a narrow loss to the US.
The Estonian team, which consisted of Irina Embrich, Katrina Lehis, Julia Beljajeva and Kristina Kuusk, was ultimately defeated 23:24 by the US team.
Following the first two bouts, Estonia led 3:1, but thereafter ended up trailing the US 4:5 and 8:10. The remainder of the match was close, and four seconds before the end of the match, the US managed to tie up the score at 23:23.
The final, deciding blow, however, was delivered against Embrich by American Katharine Holmes.
Editor: Aili Vahtla