China capped an impressive performance at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Warsaw by claiming an additional two gold medals today.
The country triumphed in the men’s and women’s sabre team events at the Polish capital's Airport Hotel Okecie.
In the men’s final, Tian Jianquan, Feng Yanke, Cheng Yang and Li Hao battled back from behind to beat Italy’s Edoardo Giordan, Gianmarco Paolucci and Alberto Morelli 45-35.
Russia’s Maxim Shaburov, Mikhail Karpov, Viktor Dronov and Alexander Kurzin secured the last place on the podium after defeating Greece’s Panagiotis Triantafyllou, Vasileios Ntounis and Gerasimos Pylarinos-Markantonatos 45-42.
The women’s final saw China’s Bian Jing, Gu Haiyan, Wang Xiujian and Ao Lanzhu overturn a deficit to register a 45-33 win against Ukraine’s Tetiana Pozniak, Nataliia Morkvych, Yevheniia Breus and Olena Fedota.
Home favourites Marta Fidrych, Jadwiga Pacek, Kinga Drozdz and Renata Burdon were the bronze medallists after beating Hungary’s Boglarka Mezö, Amarilla Veres and Eva Andrea Hajmasi 45-38.
Attention now turns to the 2019 IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships, due to take place in Cheongju in South Korea from September 17 to 23.
Amsterdam is scheduled to host the final World Cup of the season between November 14 and 17.