Japan claimed the final two fencing gold medals of the Summer Universiade, with their men’s foil and women’s sabre teams triumphing impressively a the Nangang Exhibition Centre in Taipei.
Their men’s foil team of Takahiro Shikine, Toshiya Saito and Kyosuke Maysuyama delivered impressive performances to advance to the gold medal match following a 45-30 triumph against Italy.
Russia posed more of a threat in the final but the Japanese trio came through to secure a 45-38 victory in the tie to clinch the gold medal.
The bronze medal was claimed by Italy as they bounced back from their semi-final loss to ease past Ukraine 45-24.
Japan’s women’s sabre team of Misaki Emura, Shihomi Fukushima and Risa Takashima replicated the men’s achievement by achieving an identical margin of victory in their final.
The only difference was that Hungary were on the receiving end of the defeat, with individual champion Anna Márton unable to help them overcome Japan.
France clinched the decisive final point of the bronze medal match to win a thrilling contest 45-44 against Poland.
While Japan were celebrating double fencing gold, their mixed team badminton squad were forced to settle for a silver medal.
Chinese Taipei's Lee Yang and Lee Jhe-Huei secured a convincing 21-5, 21-15 victory over Japan's Kenya Mitsuhashi and Katsuki Tamate in the men's doubles.
Women’s singles world number one Tai Tzu-Ying then made light work of Natsumi Shimoda, overcoming her Japanese opponent 21-8, 21-13.
Wang Tzu Wei completed Chinese Taipei’s victory by battling to a 19-21, 21-17, 21-10 win over Kenta Nishimoto in the men’s singles, which saw the final two rubbers not go ahead.
Malaysia and Thailand clinched the bronze medals after being beaten in the semi-finals.
Roller sports action resumed today, with two golds medals won in speed slalom competition.
Liang Hsuan-Min won the women’s title, recovering from a race down to beat fellow Chinese Taipei athlete Wang Jia-Wei over three races.
The bronze medal was won by Kristina Lysenko of Russia.
The men’s title went to by Pan Yushuo, as he overcame home favourite Chen Yu-chi to claim China’s first gold medal of the Universiade.
The podium was rounded off by Chinese Taipei’s Wu Dong-Yan.