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.
For the bronze medal Kim Jughwan from South Korea won against the Iranian Abedini Mojtaba.
The other American Saber fencer fought hard but was knocked out in the round of 32,Eli Derswitz finished 19th.
In addition to mens saber women foil also competed on Day 5. American fencers Lee Kiefer and Nzingha Prescod both were eliminated in the round of 16 and finished 9th and 10th.