Plovdiv, Bulgaria- The Lions who traveled to Plovdiv, Bulgaria for Junior World Championships return with one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals to their name.
In her final junior championships before she moves up to senior events next season, Iman Blow quite literally blew away the competition in individual women's foil. Blow earned a bye in the round of 128 after going 5-1 in the opening pool, and fenced all the way through into the top four.
Blow's amazing day landed her in the semi-finals, where she fell in a tough fight with Japan's Karin Miyawaki, 15-8 to earn a bronze medal. This was Iman Blow's first individual medal at an international competition.
Blow was joined by incoming freshman Sylvie Binder of Team USA's women's foil squad that took home the silver medal.
Giana Vierheller is also coming home with a bronze medal for team USA's third place finish in women's epee. Individually, Vierheller fenced into the Top-8 round and earned a 7th place finish.
Sam Moelis is the sole Lion coming home with a gold medal, as he was a integral part of USA's first place finish in team men's foil. Incoming freshman Sidarth Kumbla was also on Team USA's foil squad.
Individually, Moelis went 6-0 in his opening pool, and fenced his way into the Top-16 to finish in 12th place.
Columbia's Junior World Results
12. Sam Moelis (Gold in team)
18. Sidarth Kumbla (Incoming, Gold in team)
50. Andrew Doddo (5th in team)
54. Calvin Liang (5th in team)
7. Giana Vierheller (Bronze in team)
3. Iman Blow (Silver in team)
15. Sylvie Binder (Incoming, Silver in team)
56. Ester Schreiber (SWE)
28. Maria Chart (Incoming)