After Olympus, Mecca. Olympic champion in Tokyo in August, Romain Cannone, 25, won this Friday at the World Cup in Heidenheim (Germany), considered "The Mecca" of swordsmen.
This is the first victory of his career in the World Cup. The VGA Saint-Maur licensee has been on the World Cup podium twice in recent months: 2nd in Bern and 3rd in Sochi. He beat Franco-Moroccan Houssam Elkord (15-11) in the final. The latter, who was fired at Levalllois SC, shot for a long time for France.
"I wanted the overall victory, not a second or third place"
"It's a huge pride, underlines Cannone in remarks relayed by the Team. I'm really happy to win in Heidenheim, it's a very prestigious World Cup stage. After my 17th place in Cairo it was not going too well, I was tired and doubtful. Today, I arrived with a knife between my teeth. I wanted the overall victory, not a second or third place. My fright in the quarter-finals allowed me to free myself and afterwards I was on my little cloud, a bit like at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. »
Epee World Cup in Heidenheim (GER): Romain Cannone wins the final against Moroccan Houssam Helkord, 15-10. Well done Roman!!