Verona, Italy — Sidarth Kumbla and Sylvie Binder are both coming home from Italy with some hardware! Kumbla won bronze medals in the individual and team events of men's foil, while Binder helped Team USA capture gold in women's foil at the 2018 Junior World Championships this week.

Kumbla and Team USA got past Japan 45-34 in the third place match to secure the bronze medal. 

In the individual competition, Kumbla went 5-1 in the opening pools to earn a bye into the round of 128. Sidarth defeated Hungary's Ondrej Lasak, Mexico's Diego Marroquin, Olivier De Jong from the Netherlands and Germany's Luis Klein to earn a spot at the top-8. In the 8, Sidarth Kumbla beat France's Pierre Loisel, 15-14, to advane to semi-finals. Kumbla fenced NCAA Champion Nick Itkin in the semis, falling to the eventual gold medalist, 14-13, to earn a bronze finish. 

In the team championships, Binder clinched Team USA's victory with a the 45th and final touch over Singapore. USA got past Russia and Italy to make the finals.

Individually, Binder earned a fifth place finish. Binder went 5-1 in the opening pool to recieve a bye to the round of 128. The first-year defeated Spain's Andrea Breteau, Singapore's Maxine Jie Xin Wong, Hungary's Kata Kondricz to reach the top-8. Sylvie met her match in the quarterfinals, falling to the eventual gold medalist, Japan's Yuka Ueno. 

Sam Moelis finished 11th in individual men's foil and Giana Vierheller came in 18th place in women's epee. 

Men’s Foil

3rd - Sidarth Kumbla (3rd in team)

11th – Sam Moelis

Women’s Foil

5th – Sylvie Binder (1st in team)

Women’s Sabre

67th – Maria Chart (19th in team GBR)

Women’s Epee

18th – Giana Vierheller (7th in team)

67th – Anne Cebula