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Italy get fencing gold in Moscow Grand Prix

Italy's Luca Curatoli took the men's title on day two of the final International Fencing Federation Sabre Grand Prix event of the season in Moscow.

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Italy get fencing gold in Moscow Grand Prix

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Italy’s Luca Curatoli took the men’s title on day two of the final International Fencing Federation (FIE) Sabre Grand Prix in Moscow on Saturday.

The 22-year-old from Naples defeated South Korea’s Gu Bongil, who won team sabre gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, 15-13 in the final.

They were both surprise finalists, however, after defeating Rio 2016 Olympic champion Áron Szilágyi and world number one Kim Jung-hwan in the last four.

The Grand Prix is the last major test for competing athletes prior to the World Championships in German city Leipzig, which are scheduled to run from July 19 to 26.