Neisser Loyola, Belgian swordsman: “I believe in the Tokyo Games!”

At 22, the Belgian swordsman of Cuban origin shone in the World Cup in Kazan. His Olympic qualification will pass through Madrid on April 24 and 25.

A year after his last competition, in Budapest, Neisser Loyola rediscovered the joys of the World Cup this weekend, in Kazan. And the Belgian swordsman signed an excellent result with an 18th place. Passed through the pools and six victories (out of six!) To reach the final table, Neisser continued this Sunday with a success against the French Bonnaire (15-12) before losing against the Egyptian Elsayed (10- 15). 22-year-old like Neisser Loyola, Ahmed Elsayed was the revelation of the day, finishing on the podium with the bronze medal.

“The Egyptian surprised me, but everyone did!”, says Neisser. “It was obviously his day… For my part, I’m happy with my weekend because I didn’t really know what to expect, what my feelings would be after so many months without competition at this level. admit: it was a little weird. But I’m happy to have found opponents of this caliber. “

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