Joppich, Nagy win gold at fencing world championship

TURIN, Italy -- Peter Joppich of Germany won his second foil
title at the fencing world championship Tuesday.

Joppich, who also won in 2003, beat Andrea Baldini of Italy
15-14 in the final.

Stefano Barrera of Italy and Lei Sheng of China shared bronze.
Defending champion Salvatore Sanzo of Italy was eliminated before
the quarterfinals by Yusuke Fukuda of Japan.

In women's epee, two-time Olympic champion Timea Nagy of Hungary
beat Irina Embrich of Estonia 15-11.

The 36-year-old Nagy took time off after the Athens Olympic to
have her second child.

In the semifinals, she rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat Athens
silver medalist Laura Flessel-Colovic of France 15-12.

Emese Szasz of Hungary earned a bronze with Flessel-Colovic, who
won her second and last individual title in 1999.