Russia and Ukraine finished first and second respectively in the medals table at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) European Wheelchair Fencing Championships in Terni after claiming the two final gold medals.
Russia topped the table with eight golds, three silvers and nine bronzes, collecting the last of those golds in the men’s epee team event at the PalaDeSantis.
Ukraine – who won the concluding women’s sabre team event - earned six golds, three silvers and seven bronzes, with hosts Italy finishing third overall after amassing four golds, four silvers and six bronzes.
Russia’s final success began with a 45-33 victory over Great Britain, followed by a 45.24 win over Italy in the semi-final.
They beat France, who had earned a 41-40 win over Ukraine in their semi-final, 45-22.
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The semifinals are now over. Italy won against Georgia 45-37.
In the second semifinal Ukraine beat Hungary 45-39
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Ukraine beat Italy 45-43 in the bronze medal match.
Ukraine’s sabre team win came at the expense of the hosts, whom they beat 45-28 in the final, having defeated Hungary 45-39 in their semi-final.
Italy's women had reached the final with a 45-37 win over Georgia, who were beaten 45-39 by Hungary for bronze.