Richard Osvath and Amarilla Veres won the respective men’s sabre and women’s épée individual A events as action began today at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in São Paulo.
Hungary's Osvath defeated Ukraine’s Andrii Demchuk in his final at Brazil Paralympic Training Centre, while Veres beat compatriot Zsuzsanna Krajnyak to top honours.
Great Britain’s Piers Gilliver and Italy’s Edoardo Giordan were the men’s sabre bronze medallists.
Rounding out the women’s épée podium were Russia’s Alena Evdokimova and Hong Kong’s Yu Chui Yee.
Among today’s other winners was Britain’s Dimitri Coutya, who overcame Russia’s Albert Kamalov in the men’s foil B final.
The bronze medals went to Russia’s Timur Khamatshin and France’s Maxime Valet.
There was also success for Thailand’s Saysunee Jana in the women’s épée B event.
She beat Russia’s Viktoria Boykova in the gold medal match with the bronzes going to Ukraine’s Tetiana Pozniak and Japan’s Anri Sakurai.
Action in São Paulo is due to continue tomorrow.
Medals will be awarded in a further four individual competitions – men’s foil A, women’s sabre A, men’s épée B and women’s sabre B.