Paris-2024: Injury deprived Anna of the chance of a license - VIDEO

28 April 2024 17:48
Paris-2024: Injury deprived Anna of the chance of a license - VIDEO

Azerbaijani fencer Anna Bashta participates in the qualification competition of the Paris-2024 Summer Olympic Games. reports that our fencer competed for a license in Luxembourg.

Athletes competed in 2 groups of 6 people each. Anna's opponents in the group stage were Kathleen Maxwell (Great Britain), Zoe Marie Baldo (Croatia), Julien Kortein (Belgium), Ana Campos (Portugal) and Malgorzata Kowalczuk (Poland). She won all her opponents and advanced to the playoffs as a leader.

Anna compete with the winner of the match between Malgorzata Kowalczuk (Poland) and Salome Berger (Luxembourg) in the 1/4 finals. Our representative was injured in the match against Kowalczuk whom she defeated in the group. Bashta, who injured her leg when the score was 2:1, continued to fight with the help of doctors, but she left the fight the next time. As a result, Anna finished the fight incomplete.

Ruslan Hasanov successfully completed the group stage in the men's saber competition. With 3 wins and 3 losses, our saber player qualified for the 1/16 finals. Ruslan, who defeated Lithuanian Arnas Salokas with a score of 15:9, faced Miguel Frazao in the 1/8 finals. This time, the opponent won with the same score.

It should be noted that the strongest one among 13 fencers will get a chance to compete in Paris.