Kostava, double Olympic fencing medalist, dies aged 87

Kostava, double Olympic fencing medalist, dies aged 87

Guram Kostava, a two-time Olympic medalist in epee fencing, has died at the age of 87, according to the Russian Fencing Federation website.

— Kostava was part of the galaxy of outstanding Soviet fencers who created the glorious history of national fencing, winning first prizes at the World Championships and the Olympic Games. Kostava was among those who imposed the traditions of the national fencing school.

We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Guram Georgievich. “Blessed memory,” the message said.

Kostava became a bronze medalist at the 1960 Rome Olympics as a member of the team, and four years later at the Tokyo Games he took third place in the individual tournament. He also has two gold, two silver and three bronze medals at the world championships.

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Source : MatchTV

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