Wheelchair fencer Irma Khetsuriani’s 15th Victory at World Cup
27 March, 2019
Wheelchair fencer Irma Khetsuriani’s 15th Victory at World Cup
Irma Khetsuriani, a Georgian wheelchair fencer won a gold medal at the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup on the 22nd of March in Pisa, Italy. Khetsuriani defeated the Chinese fencer Lanzhu Ao in the Sabre category B final, with a score of 15 to 12. It is the fifth gold medal collected at the World Cup for the athlete. 

In 2018, Irma Khetsuriani, a Georgian won over Saysunee Jana of Thailand with a score of 15-10 in the Sabre category, at the
Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Warsaw, Poland (9-12July).
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Irma Khetsuriani was the first woman to become a member of the Georgian National Wheelchair Fencing team. In 2016, she was recognized as a Paralympic female athlete of the year by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs of Georgia. She has been involved in the sport since 2013. After two months of the very first training, she was already able to claim a bronze medal and to finish third at the international fencing competition in Canada.

Photo courtesy: Parasport Development Centre of Tbilisi Facebook

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