Day 5 brought a lot of excitement for the U.S fencing team. Daryl Homer who finished 2nd in the 2015 World championship made it in the final where he faced the 2012 Olympic champion Aron Szilagyi from Hungary. Szilagyi defeated Homer with a 15-8 final score.
Monday, the women's saber fencers competed in the Olympic fencing arena. Two Russian fencers faced each other in the final who were ranked first and sixth in the world ranking coming in to Rio. Velikaya Sofia was ranked first and Egorian Yana sixth..