Hungary’s Richárd Osváth was one of five gold medallists on the opening day of the International Wheelchair Amputee and Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Warsaw, winning the men’s foil A event.
The world number one beat Russia’s Roman Fedyaev 15-11 in the final at the Polish capital’s Airport Hotel Okęcie.
He had earlier recorded a 15-12 semi-final win over home favourite Dariusz Pender, one of the two bronze medallists along with Russia’s Artur Yusupov.
Yusupov lost by the same scoreline to compatriot Fedyaev in the other semi-final.
In the men’s foil B event, Great Britain’s Dimitri Coutya secured the gold medal with a 15-12 victory over France’s Maxime Valet.
Ukraine’s Anton Datsko and China’s Zhu Fan Li were the bronze medallists.
The men’s foil C final saw South Korea’s Park Chunhee defeat Ukraine’s Serhii Shavkun 15-6.
The bronze medals went to the United States' Curtis Lovejoy and Italy’s William Russo.
There was also women’s épée competition held today with Russia’s Iuliia Maya and Ukraine’s Tetiana Pozniak coming out on top in the A and B events respectively.
Maya overcame Ukraine’s Yevheniia Breus 8-6 in her final, while Pozniak beat China’s Ao Lanzhu 11-10.
Russia’s Alena Evdokimova and Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Krajnyak were the A event’s bronze medallists.
Rounding out the B event’s podium were Thailand’s Saysunee Jana and Russia’s Ludmila Vasileva.
Action in Warsaw is due to continue tomorrow with the men’s épée A and B events and women’s foil A and B events.
Competition at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup is scheduled to conclude on Sunday (July 8).