As against their transalpine counterparts, it was to sudden death that Marie-Florence Candassamy, Joséphine Jacques-André Coquin, Auriane Mallo and Lauren Rembi failed, beaten 34-33 this Wednesday evening in Cairo.

Earlier in the day, the French sabers had suffered the law of the South Korean Olympic champions (45-39) from the quarter-finals. Friday, the women’s foil and the men’s epee will try to erase this day without.

Since the beginning of these Egyptian World Championships, the Blues have gleaned no less than four medals: silver from Maxime Pianfetti (saber) then gold from Ysaora Thibus (foil), Romain Cannone (epee) and Enzo Lefort ( foil).