Young guns: Padua World Cup Recap part 3: Oh SU (KOR) v Ibragimov (RUS)

Keeping it simple again today: regular readers will know I have a weakness for absurd trick shots. Here’s a pair of beauties from Oh Sanguk in his semifinal against Ibragimov:

On closer examination, he’s not so much an extended-range version of Gu Bongil as he is a more laid-back version of Won Wooyoung, who happens to be able to pull off a flawless rendition of Gu’s advance lunge when required. This can only be a good thing.

The full semifinal with Ibragimov is here, with superlative commentary by Andrew Fischl and the US men’s sabre team.

Tomorrow we’re going to take a look at the guy on the other end of the piste: our gold medallist, Kamil Ibragimov, the most stone-cold badass on the circuit today.

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