Russia claimed the men’s and women’s junior team foil gold medals on a day dominated by the country at the Junior and Cadets World Fencing Championships in the Polish city of Toruń.
In the women’s final, Anna Udovichenko, Adelina Bikbulatova, Alexandra Sunduchkova and Elena Petrova combined to beat Japan’s Sumire Tsuji, Yuka Ueno and Sera Azuma 39-32.
The semi-finals saw Russia defeat South Korea 45-33 and Japan overcome France 44-32.
South Korea beat France 45-42 in the bronze medal match at Arena Toruń.
As for the men's final held later in the evening, Russia’s Anton Borodachev, Kirill Borodachev and Vladislav Mylnikov triumphed 45-38 at the expense of France's Armand Spichiger, Constant Roger and Rafael Savin.
They reached the gold medal match by defeating the United States 45-32.
France overcame Italy 40-36 in the other last-four clash.
Italy registered a 45-40 win over the US to ensure a third-place finish.
Action in Toruń is due to continue tomorrow with the men's and women's junior individual épée events.
Competition is set to conclude on Sunday (April 14).