Park Kyoung-doo overcame fellow South Korean Park Sang-young in the men's individual épée final ©Getty Images

South Korea were the dominant force today at the Asian Fencing Championships, claiming the two available gold medals in Wuxi, China. 

In the men's individual épée final, Park Kyoung-doo overcame fellow South Korean Park Sang-young 15-8.

Defending champion Jiao Yunlong, China’s only qualified fencer for Rio 2016 in the men's individual épée, suffered a surprise 14-12 defeat at the hands of South Korea’s Jung Jin-sun in the round of 32.

Japan’s Kazuyasu Minobe and China’s Shi Gaofeng were the bronze medallists.

South Korea also triumphed in the women's individual sabre final thanks to world number 17 Hwang Seon-a’s 15-14 victory over China’s Shao Yaqi. 

Home favourite Shen Chen failed to retain her title after the world number three lost 15-11 against South Korea’s Yoon Ji-su in the quarter-finals.

Olympic champion Kim Ji-yeon of South Korea shared the third step of the podium with compatriot Yoon.

South Korea top the current medals table with two golds, one silver and five bronzes, followed by China with one gold, two silvers and two bronzes, and Hong Kong with one gold. 

Action in Wuxi is set to continue tomorrow.