Russia’s Sergey Bida took the gold medal at the International Fencing Federation Men’s Épée World Cup in Buenos Aires, beating Italy’s Gabriele Cimini 15-11 in the final.
First and second-place finishes for Bida and Cimini respectively represented career bests for both fencers.
The semi-finals at the Argentinean capital’s Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimiento Deportivo saw Bida defeat Hungary’s András Rédli 15-5 and Cimini overcome the United States' Curtis McDowald 15-6.
Rédli and McDowald were the bronze medallists.
World number two Bogdan Nikishin of Ukraine was beaten 13-10 by Rédli in the quarter-finals, while London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Rubén Limardo-Gascón of Venezuela lost 15-12 to Cimini in the round of 16.
In the team event, Japan defeated Switzerland 45-32 to secure the gold medal.
The East Asian nation beat Venezuela 45-37 to reach the final.
Switzerland overcame Russia by the same scoreline in the penultimate round.
The bronze medal went to Russia by a single point over Venezuela, 30-29.
A total of 216 individual fencers and 29 teams competed in Buenos Aires.