SIMONCELLI was the favourite following the round robin as he had ten wins and only one loss and went into the first of his matches with NEUGODNIKOV fighting hard. A win in the first match following good starting tactics was however short lived and he was unable to maintain his advantage. In the third match, SIMONCELLI tried to force a penalty against the Russian but the plan did not pay off and he had to concede victory to NEUGODNIKOV. The 23 year old Russian promised an excellent competition between himself and WILLIAMS today!
COL and WILLIAMS brawled bitterly during their semi-final with many spectactors gathered to watch the intense matches. WILLIAMS relentlessly kept up the attack and managed to destablise COL to take the victory.
The Manu Minard Trophy will be presented to the winners at 1600 hours local time.
5th - 8th Places