South Korea's Oh Sang-uk, winner of the opening International Fencing Federation (FIE) Sabre Grand Prix of the season two months ago, will seek a second title on the home ground of Seoul in the second Grand Prix that starts tomorrow.
World second-ranked Oh, who defeated reigning Olympic champion Aron Szilágyi of Hungary to win gold in Cairo, will head a strong team of 20 male fencers.
Three of his team-mates are also ranked in the top 10 – Kim Junghwan, who is seventh, Gu Bongil and Kim Junho, who occupy the next two places.
Oh, a double team world champion, defeated colleague Kim Junho in his semi-final in Cairo.
Szilágyi, seeded four in Cairo, won his semi-final clash against Russia's Sandro Bazadze, and both men are present to compete in the South Korean capital, as is world silver medallist Eli Dershwitz of the United States, who will be the top seed.
Action starts tomorrow in SK Handball Gym with the women’s sabre qualification and concludes on Sunday (April 28) with the men’s final.
The third in the FIE Sabre Grand Prix series will be held in Moscow from June 24 to 26.
The overall FIE Grand Prix 2019 series involves nine different cities and all three fencing disciplines – foil, epee and sabre.