Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Yana Egorian, centre, left, of Russia won her third FIE Sabre Grand Prix title today ©FIE

Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Yana Egorian of Russia won her third International Fencing Federation (FIE) Sabre Grand Prix title after coming out on top in the women’s event in South Korea's capital Seoul.

The world number one won the final with a 15-12 victory over Hungary’s Anna Marton, who secured a second FIE Grand Prix silver medal of the season having finished runner-up to Egorian in Mexican city Cancún. 

Egorian beat French opposition in the previous two rounds, defeating Cecilia Berder 15-12 in the semi-finals and Charlotte Lembach 15-7 in the last eight.

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Mariel Zagunis of the United States suffered a 15-11 defeat at the hands of Marton in the quarter-finals.

Italy's Martina Criscio joined Berder on the third step of the podium after losing 15-8 to Marton in the other semi-final. 

In the men’s final, Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Kim Junghwan delighted the home crowd by overcoming France’s Vincent Anstett 15-12.

It came on the back of a 15-13 win over Italy’s Luca Curatoli in the last four and a 15-9 success at the expense of team-mate Oh Sanguk in the quarter-finals. 

Kim Junghwan won the men's event in front of a home crowd ©Getty Images
Kim Junghwan won the men's event in front of a home crowd ©Getty Images

Victory for Kim, the world number one, secured him a fourth FIE Grand Prix gold medal.

Former Olympic champion Aldo Montano of Italy was eliminated in the quarter-finals, losing 15-7 to Germany’s Benedikt Wagner.

Wagner then lost to Anstett 15-4 in the semi-finals and took bronze along with Curatoli. 

More than 200 elite international sabre fencers competed in Seoul, which is one of nine cities where the FIE is holding major Grand Prix events during the 2016-17 season.

The events are building upto the 2017 Fencing World Championships, scheduled to be held in German city Leipzig from July 19 to 26.