South Korea defend Olympic men's sabre team title

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Defending champions South Korea retained their men's sabre team crown after beating Italy in the final at the Tokyo Games on Wednesday.

Team South Korea greet team Italy after the fencing men's sabre team gold medal match between South Korea and Italy at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, July 28, 2021. (Xinhua/Xu Zijian)

The trio of Kim Jung-hwan, Oh Sanguk, Gu Bon-gil and KIM Jun-ho dominated Italy 45-26, becoming the first team to win back-to-back gold medals in the men's sabre team since France in 2004-2008.

World No.1 Oh Sanguk went up 5-0 against Aldo Montano in the second bout before KIM Junghwan beat Montano 5-1 to extend the lead to 20-7 after the fifth bout.

Hungary won the bronze after beating Germany 45-40. 

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