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Dershwitz Captures Silver Medal at World Cup Before Returning for Graduation

Senior Eli Dershwitz remains No. 1 in the world after capturing the silver medal at the World Cup in Moscow Russia. Photo courtesy of Ivy League.
Senior Eli Dershwitz remains No. 1 in the world after capturing the silver medal at the World Cup in Moscow Russia. Photo courtesy of Ivy League.

MOSCOW, Russia- Over the weekend, senior sabre fencer Eli Dershwitz took home a second-place finish at the 2019 World Cup.

The Sherborn, Massachusetts native remains No. 1 in the world in his respective class despite falling to France's No. 16 Bolade Apithy in championship match. During the bout the pair exchanged point-runs before fighting their way back to tie their counterpart. Aptihy edged out Dershwitz to take the 15-10 victory. 

Throughout the tournament, Dershwitz picked up another victory over Italy's fifth-ranked Luca Curatoli in the semi-final to advance forward and finish second. Upon returning stateside, the senior will partake in the university's graduation ceremony on May 29, as he collects his degree in history.

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