Italy's Beatrice Vio suffered her first defeat since September 2014 after losing a tightly fought final with Russia’s Viktoria Boykova at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Warsaw.
Vio had headed into the competition in Poland’s capital city with an unbeaten record in the women’s foil category B class, which stretched back 11 events.
The 19-year-old had looked like extending that streak by reaching the final, but was surprisingly beaten 15-13 by Boykova, the reigning European champion.
Belarus’ Alesia Makrytskaya and Russia’s Ludmila Vasileva claimed bronze medals in the event.
Reigning Paralympic champion Yu Chui Yee was triumphant in the women’s foil category A competition, with the Hong Kong athlete earning a 15-9 win over Ukraine’s Nataliia Morkvych in the final.
The result ended Yu’s two-year wait for another gold medal at an IWAS event and will serve as a welcome boost, due to the competition being the final event before the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Russia celebrated gold in the women’s category A epee as Yuliya Efimova overcame Poland’s Marta Midrych 15-7.
The category B event saw Germany’s Simone Briese-Baetke claim her second World Cup victory this year, by defeating Russia’s Ludmila Vasieva 15-14.
Poland’s world number one Adrian Castro failed to reach the men’s men’s sabre category B gold medal contest after being beaten by Ukraine’s Anton Datsko in the semi-finals.
Datkso went on to triumph 15-10 over Italy’s Alessio Sarri in the final, before winning the foil title with a 15-13 triumph against Poland’s Jacek Gaworski.
The Polish team were also able to celebrate gold in the men’s foil category A event, as Dariusz Pender narrowly beat Hungary’s Richard Osvath 15-14.
Britain’s Piers Gilliver won the men’s epee category A gold with a 15-5 win over Russia’s Artur Yusupov, while the sabre title went to France’s Ludovic Lemoine, who beat Russia’s youngster Viktor Dronov 15-13.