Day 9 Olympic Fencing: Men's Epee Final Day
The last day of fencing at the Olympics included the men's epee team tournament. In the semis France fenced Hungary and Italy faced Ukraine. France beat Hungary in a very tough match, the Hungarian team was up by one point entering the last round but Redli was not able to stop Borel who turned the score around, and finished with a 45-40 win. Italy beat Ukraine with very consistent lead all the way finishing 45-33.
In the bronze medal game Hungary managed to gain a 5 point lead entering the last round at 28-23 Redli first added some points to the lead but as the bout progressed Nikishin started to close up 10 seconds before the end the difference shrunk to 1 point, but Redli managed to get a single point and close the match with a win.
In the gold medal match France beat Italy with a final score of 45-31. The french team didn't drop any bouts in the final.
The final medal count for fencing in Rio is the following.
1 Russia ( 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze )
2 Hungary ( 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze )
3 Italy ( 1 Gold, 3 Silver )
4 USA ( 2 Silver, 2 Bronze )