Aalsmeer – After two years of no international championships for the title, another duel of the European Championship will be held from June 17-22 in Antalya. Floretschermer Daniël did not have the perfect preparation for the European Championship. During a training session at the beginning of June, he injured his foot, but nevertheless traveled to the Turkish resort and entered the runner with duct tape in the foot. In the group stage, Alsmerder lost one match and won six. Then he won the first elimination round over the Belgian Moyatt 15-8. To make it into the top 16 fencers in Europe, Giakon had to compete against European Vice Champion Mepstead of the United Kingdom. The players were evenly matched and the exciting match continued until 11-11. Unfortunately, the Briton ran out and Giacon lost 12-15. With this, it ranked nineteenth.
Giacon says about this: “Considering the preparations, I am satisfied, but of course I would have liked more. Fortunately my feet did not hurt during the matches. ” Soon the World Cup in Cairo. The plane ticket already costs 900 euros, which Daniel collected through a crowdfunding campaign on Talentbuik, but he cannot cover all the costs of the process of qualifying for Paris 2024 (Olympic Games) through crowdfunding and this is causing him a lot of pressure. “So I’m looking for sponsors, so I can focus completely on my sport and my studies,” Daniel Giaccon said in an appeal. More information about the Aalsmeer chip duel at www.danielgiacon.nl.
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