Richard Osvath claimed gold on the opening day of his home International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Eger.
The Hungarian fencer triumphed in the men’s sabre category A competition as the World Cup season opened at the Hotel Eger and Park.
Osvath advance through to the final by earning a 15-5 win over Russia’s Mikhail Karpov in the quarter-finals, before beating Italy’s Edoardo Giordan 15-7 in the last four.
He would face the challenge of Viktor Dronov in the gold-medal bout, after the Russian won his semi-final 15-7 over Britain’s Piers Gilliver.
An impressive series of performances was completed by Osvath when he beat Dronov 15-8 in the final.
Both Girodan and Gilliver received bronze medals in the event, after their defeats in the semi-final stage of the event.
Britain’s Dimitri Coutya celebrated victory in the men’s foil category B competition.
Congratulations to @DCoutya who has won Category B Foil 🥇 at the @IWASFencing #WheelchairFencing World Cup in Hungary and to training partner Piers Gilliver, who won Category A Sabre 🥉 - both have chance to add to their medal tally in the epee competitions. pic.twitter.com/0mJ9LH7vQp— Team Bath (@TeamBath) February 13, 2020
Coutya clinched a hard-fought 15-11 win over Poland’s Jacek Gaworski in the final.
Both fencers had earlier come through challenging semi-finals, with Coutya having won 15-9 against Russia’s Albert Kamalov while Gaworski beat France’s Maxime Valet 15-12.
Hungary’s Amarilla Veres impressed at her home event by reaching the women’s epée category A final, after beating South Korea’s Kim Sun-mi 15-13.
She faced Russia’s Iuliia Maya, who won her semi-final 15-9 against Zsuzsanna Krajnyak of Hungary.
Maya ended Veres hopes of gold as the Russian fencer earned a 15-6 victory in the final.
The women’s epée category B competition saw a battle between the top seeds in the final.
Top seed Viktoria Boykova of Russia advanced to the final courtesy of a 15-9 win over Belarus’ Kristina Fiaklistava, while Thailand’s Jana Saysunee won 15-12 against Russia’s Ludmila Vasileva at the same stage.
Boykova earned a 15-12 win over Jana in the final.
Competition will continue tomorrow.