Marie-Florence Candassamy recovered from a defeat in the individual final to help France to women's team épée gold at the FIE World Cup in Barcelona ©Getty Images

France dominated the women's team épée competition at the International Fencing Federation (FIE) World Cup in Barcelona to clinch gold, notching a comfortable victory over Russia in the final.

Marie-Florence Candassamy lost the individual final to South Korea's Song Se-ra yesterday, but contributed to the French team's success alongside Joséphine Jacques-André-Coquin, Aliya Luty and Auriane Mallo.

They beat Russia 45-34 in the final at the National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia, with their opponents' team consisting of Tatyana Andryushina, Violetta Kolobova, Aizanat Murtazaeva and Anastasia Soldatova.

The French had been equally as impressive throughout the day, starting with a 45-29 thrashing of Finland, and following it up with 50-45 and 45-33 wins against Hong Kong and Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medallists South Korea respectively.

They then beat Olympic bronze medallists Italy 40-31 in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, Russia had beaten reigning Olympic champions Estonia 42-35 in the quarter-finals in Barcelona, following comprehensive 43-26 and 44-22 victories against Britain and Austria respectively.

In the semi-finals, the Russians overcame Germany 42-36.

Italy recovered from their defeat to France to finish third, seeing off Germany 42-35.

Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is scheduled to stage the next women's team épée event on the FIE World Cup circuit on May 15.