South Korea claimed the women's team junior sabre title today in Cairo ©Bizzi/FIE

South Korea and Egypt won the women's and men's team sabre titles on day three of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) 2021 Junior World Fencing Championships at the Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex in Egypt.

In the women's event, eighth seeds South Korea started with a comfortable 45-32 victory over Poland in the last 16, before upsetting top seeds Russia 45-40 in the quarter-finals.

The quartet of Jang Boryeon, Jeon Hayoung, Lee Jueun and Park Jumee made the final after defeating fourth seeds Turkey 45-39.

In the final, South Korea met third seeds the United States, who defeated sixth seeds Ukraine 45-32 in the quarter-finals and 10th seeds Romania 45-42 in the semi-finals.

South Korea thumped the US quartet of Alexis Anglade, Atara Greenbaum, Honor Johnson and Zoe Kim 45-31 to claim the gold.

Romania claimed the team bronze after a 45-40 playoff victory over Turkey.

In the men's event, fifth seed Egypt defeated 12th seeds Hong Kong 45-32 in the last 16, and made the final four after a 45-37 quarter-final win over fourth seed of Poland.

Egypt then defeated the United States' 45-31 to make the final.

On the other side of the bracket, third seeds Russia defeated sixth seeds Ukraine 45-41 in the quarter-final, and seventh seeds France 45-42 in the semi-finals.

Egypt's team of Mazen Elaraby, Adham Moataz, Eyad Marouf and Zeyad Nofal defeated the Russian quartet of Magamed Khalimbekov, Dmitriy Nasonov, Artem Terekhov and Kirill Tyulyukov in the final 45-38.

France defeated the US 45-41 to win the bronze medal.