Sugár Katinka Battai, left, beat Ukraine's Olga Kharlan for individual gold ©FIE

Hungarian 19-year-old Sugár Katinka Battai and France have clinched the gold medals at the women's International Fencing Federation (FIE) Sabre World Cup in Athens.

Battai, who was part of the Cairo 2022 World Championships gold medal-winning side, secured the individual title in nerve-wracking style.

She held off a late comeback to beat Ukrainian Olympic champion Olga Kharlan 15-14 in the Greek capital.

Battai looked to be cruising to victory as she was up 14-11 before Kharlan levelled the score in the blink of an eye.

However, the Hungarian held firm and eventually grabbed the crucial last point.

Tokyo 2020 individual runner-up Manon Apithy-Brunet and home favourite Theodora Gkountoura shared the third step of the podium after suffering semi-final defeats.

The Frenchwoman was humbled 15-9 by Battai while Beijing 2008 team champion Kharlan scraped past Gkountoura 15-14.

France were victorious in the team event with a resounding 45-29 victory over South Korea.

Apithy-Brunet combined with Caroline Queroli and Sara Balzer to get the better of Jeon Eun-hye, Jeon Ha-young, and Choi Se-bin.

Italians Martina Criscio, Rossella Gregorio, and Michela Battiston then did enough to beat Germany's Felice Herbon, Elisabeth Gette, and Julika Funke 45-40.

Criscio and Gette went into the final bout with Italy 40-37 up before Criscio picked up a 5-3 victory to confirm her team's place on the podium.