Ivan Trevejo proved age doesn’t matter too much in fencing after the Cuban-born Frenchman won gold in the individual epee at the European games in Baku.
The 43-year-old, who won a silver medal for Cuba at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, beat 28-year-old Russian Sergey Khodos in 15-8 in the final.
Meanwhile Italy’s Alice Volpi celebrated her first major title when she struck gold in the women’s foil discipline.
The 23-year-old handed her nation its seventh gold medal when she beat Russian Yana Alborova 15-11 in the showpiece match.
It turned out to be a far more successful day in the Pool for Russia.
16-year-old Arina Openysheva shined with gold in the 400 metre freestyle and then anchored her mixed team to gold in the 4×100 metre freestyle relay.
Completing the quartet that beat Great Britain and Germany to the top spot were Vladislav Kozlov, Mariia Kameneva and Elisei Stepanov.