Italy ended the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Eger on a high after winning the women’s team foil competition.
The Italian team of Andrea Mogos, Loredana Trigilia and Beatrice Vio were among the favourites for gold at the Hotel Eger and Park.
The trio cruised to a 45-8 win over Brazil in the quarter-final stage of the event, before edging Hong Kong 45-43 in the last four.
Russia provided the opposition in the final after they triumphed 45-35 against hosts Hungary in their semi-final.
A strong performance from the Italian team led them to a 45-32 win over Russia’s Viktoria Boykova, Alena Evokimova, Iuliia Maya and Irina Mishurova.
The result provided the perfect response for Vio, after the Italian world champion had missed out of the individual final yesterday.
Hungary triumphed in the bronze medal contest with their team of Gyöngyi Dani, Eva Hajmasi, Zsuzsanna Krajnyak and Boglarka Mezö winning 45-26 against their rivals from Hong Kong.
Russia celebrated victory in the men’s team sabre competition, after overcoming Greece in the gold medal match.
Viktor Dronov, Mikhail Karpov, Alexander Kurzin and Maxim Sahburov earned a comfortable 45-28 win in the final.
The Greek team of Vasileios Ntounis, Gerasimos Pylarinos-Markantonatos and Panagiotis Triantafyllou were left settling for silver.
Italy’s Marco Cima, Edoardo Giordan and Alberto Morelli completed the podium places after beating Hungary 45-41 in the bronze medal match.