After defeating Germany in the semifinals, South Korea, the top-ranking team, met Italy in the Fencing Men’s Sabre Team event on Wednesday, looking to retain the title they won at the 2012 London Olympics.
After defeating world number two rated Hungary in the semifinals, Italy will face them across the piste in the battle for the gold medal.
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Summary of knockout matches of Fencing Men’s Sabre Team Event
Aron Szilagyi, who earned a record third gold medal in the individual Sabre competition on Saturday, was part of Hungary’s team, which has won ten gold medals in the event so far. Luca Curatoli of Italy, however, was the last man standing in the quarterfinals of the Fencing Men’s Sabre Team Event, scoring two points against Szilagyi to win 45-43 and secure gold for his team.
When the game was called, his teammates climbed on top of him in joy, but Szilagyi stood dumbfounded on the piste.
What Italy said after the win against Hungary in Fencing Men’s Sabre Team Semifinals?
After the match against Hungary, Italy’s Enrico Berre stated that the South Korean team has four compelling players but that their squad will not be intimidated; all they have to do is show their skill and faith in themselves and push, push, push.
Furthermore, the Fencing Men’s Sabre Team Event was not held at the 2016 Rio Olympics due to a rotation system where one team event from each of the men’s and women’s disciplines is not regulated. Tokyo 2020 will be the first Olympics to feature all 12 events.
Winner of Fencing Men’s Sabre Team Event Finals
The Fencing Men’s Team Sabre Event final was held in Tokyo on July 28th at 4 p.m. The game began in a matter of seconds, with the world’s number one team, South Korea, taking the lead. And it kept it up until the very last shot. South Korea won the Gold Medal in the Fencing Men’s Team Sabre Event with 45 – 26, while Italy finished second and settled for Silver.
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