Kim Jung-hwan and Nam Hyun-hee both triumphed at the Asian Fencing Championships in Wuxi today as South Korea doubled their gold medal tally.
Olympic champion Kim overcame Iran’s Ali Pakdaman to defend his men’s individual sabre title, while Nam got the better of China’s Le Huilin in the women’s individual foil final.
The victories come a day after South Korean triumphs in the men's individual épée and women's individual sabre, thanks to Park Kyoung-doo and Hwang Seon-a respectively.
Bronze medallists in the men’s individual sabre were Vietnam’s Vu Thanh An and China’s Xu Yingming.
Japan’s Minami Kano and South Korea’s Kim Mi-na shared the third step of the women’s individual foil podium.
South Korea top the current medals table with four golds, one silver and six bronzes, followed by China with one gold, three silvers and three bronzes, and Hong Kong with one gold.
Action in the Chinese city is set to continue tomorrow.
The African Fencing Championships begun in Algeria's capital Algiers today as London 2012 silver medallist Alaaeldin Abouelkassem claimed the men's individual foil title at the expense of home favourite Victor Sintes.
The Egyptian, who is currently ranked 19th in the International Fencing Federation rankings, won 15-9 in the final.
His compatriot, Tarek Ayad, was one of the two bronze medallists along with Tunisia's Mohamed Samandi.