On Sunday in Seoul, South Korea, Theodora Gkountoura, also known as Dora Goudoura, emerged as the Women's Sabre Grand Prix winner, earning a gold medal. In the final, she defeated Sara Balzer from France by a score of 15-11.
This victory is particularly significant as it is the first sabre tournament within the Olympic qualification period, and it has helped Gountoura to earn valuable points towards her Olympic ranking.
The Hellenic Olympic Committee expressed congratulations to Gountoura for her achievement on Facebook. Gountoura had achieved a career-high ranking of 3rd place in the 2021-2022 season.
About Theodora Gkountoura
Theodora Goudoura is a Greek fencer born on August 9, 1993, in Athens, Greece. She began fencing at 11 and made her international debut in 2009.
Gkountoura specializes in sabre fencing, a type where the weapon used is a sabre. Sabre fencing is characterized by fast and aggressive movements, with points scored by hitting the opponent with the edge or tip of the blade.
Throughout her career, Gkountoura has achieved many notable accomplishments. In addition to winning the gold medal at the Women's Sabre Grand Prix in Seoul, South Korea, in 2023, she has also won multiple medals at other international fencing competitions.
In the 2021-2022 season, Gkountoura achieved her career-best ranking of 3rd place in the world rankings for women's sabre fencing. This ranking reflects her consistent success in competitions and her skill as a fencer.
Gkountoura has been representing Greece in international fencing competitions for many years and is known for her dedication and hard work in the sport. She continues to train and compete in the hopes of achieving even greater success in the future.