This afternoon Michalis Kirimlidis became the third Irish fencer to earn a World Cup point at the Icelandic sabre satellite, placing 6th of 36 at the Viking Cup.
Kirimlidis earned a bye through the L32 with victories over Sumalidason ISL, Jimenez CHI, Agustsson ISL and Winiger SUI in the pool, edging a 15-14 victory over Loo SIN in the L16. He knocked out by eventual winner Lucchetti ITA in the quarter-finals.
Aidan Clarke also scored a season-best result, reaching the L16 and earning the right to contest World Cups again next season. Clarke defeated Agustsson ISL, Sigurdsson ISL, Araya CHI and De Scherer USA in the pool for a place in the tableau. He progressed against Bonfeld ISR 15-12 in the L32 to face world #170 Alvarez CHI in L16. Alvarez, who knocked out Michael Jacob in the first round, progressed 15-11 while Clarke placed 10th.
Michael Jacob and Jamie Simpson defeated Heiddal ISL and Sveinbjornsson ISL respectively, with Jacob going out 15-8 in the first DE. They placed 26th and 29th respectively.