Joy for some, bitter defeat for others (not sure whether Delbergue or the Romanian won this one)
No opening ceremony is complete without contemporary dance, though it did feel slightly tasteless to have acrobatic writhing for the wheelchair championship opening ceremony: especially this move. The choir was excellent.
Pranz (Austria) lands a lovely flick to Cassara's chest. Cassara came 2nd overall.
And another flick from Pranz
Ola (Aleksandra) Socha of Poland and Galyna Pundyk of Ukraine in the women's sabre semi-final
Victory for Socha
Gavrilova (Russia) hits Kharlan (Ukraine) on the mask
Avola (Italy) parries Cheremisinov (Russia) in the men's foil semi-final
Then lands this beauty to the chest.
Cheremisinov tries a marching attack on Avola
Avola avoids Cheremisinov's lunge
Cheremisinov winds himself up for another attack on Avola (Avola won).