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Sport: Fencer Granbassi says she will retire

'Too many injuries' to continue, says Olympic medalist

24 March, 14:38
Sport: Fencer Granbassi says she will retire (ANSA) - Rome, March 24 - Olympian and world champion fencer Margherita Granbassi said Monday that she is retiring from the sport due to injury.

Granbassi, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games as well as three world champion titles and two European championships, said she has suffered "too many injures" to continue.

"I am sick of accidents," she said after injuring her knee in competition in Turin last Friday. Granbassi, 34, won the gold medal at the foil 2006 World Fencing Championships and later in the tournament also won a silver in the team's foil event.

In 2008, she won the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics.