South Koreans sweep men and women's team events
Fencers end Asian champs' rule in style and look ready for a world fight in Moscow
The six-day Asian Fencing Championships 2015 concluded last night with a resounding South Korean roar.
South Korea’s men’s sabre team, comprising Gu Bon Gil, Kim Jung Hwan, Won Woo Young and Oh Eun Seok, clinched the gold after defeating Iran 45-37 in the final, with China and Kazakhstan finishing joint-third.
The South Korean women’s foil team then took on arch-rivals China in an exciting final which was peppered with strong attacks and great defensive parries.
There was little to separate the two outfits but, in the end, the South Korean team of Nam Hyun Hee, Jeon Hee Sook, Kim Mina and Lim Seung Min prevailed 35-32.
Read the full report in our print edition on July 1.
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