The men's and women's junior sabre competition was held on day one of the Championships ©FIE

South Korea's Jeon Hayoung and Kirill Tyulyukov of Russia have won the junior sabre titles on day one of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championships at the Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex in Egypt.

Ranked 25th in the competition, Jeon thrashed Uzbekistan's Sevinch Ismoilova in the last 16 15-3, before defeating 17th seed Honor Johnson of the United States 15-11 in the quarter-finals.

A 15-13 semi-final victory over Ukraine's Valeriia Prochenko ensured the South Korean's spot in the final.

There, she met Turkey's sixth seed Nisanur Erbil, who knocked out 19th seed Zaynab Dayibekova of Uzbekistan 15-12 in the quarter-final and Russian 42nd seed Dariya Drozd 15-13 in the semi-finals.

In the final, Jeon won an exciting contest 15-14 to claim the gold.

Erbil won silver and Prochenko and Drozd were the bronze medallists.

Top seed in the men's sabre, Tyulyukov was dominant on his way to the final, defeating 16th seed Bohdan Bohovin of Ukraine 15-6 in the last 16, before thrashing eighth seed and compatriot Artem Terekhov 15-3.

He made the final after defeating Poland's 13th seed Szymon Hryciuk 15-5 in the semi-final.

In the final he met Uzbekistan's 11th seed Bobirjon Rasulov, who defeated Hong Kong's 14th seed Si Hang Alvin So 15-7 in the quarter-final and Egyptian 15th seed Adham Moataz in the semi-finals 15-10.

Tyulyukov expectedly defeated Rasulov in the final 15-6. 

On day two of the competition tomorrow, the cadet world sabre titles are due to be awarded.