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27 July 2021, 16:26

Estonia women's epee team grabs gold at Tokyo 2020

Katrina Lehis (L) of Estonia comeptes with Choi Injeong of South Korea during the fencing women's epee team final between Estonia and South Korea at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on July 27, 2021.
Katrina Lehis (L) of Estonia comeptes with Choi Injeong of South Korea during the fencing women's epee team final between Estonia and South Korea at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on July 27, 2021.

TOKYO, 27 July (BelTA - Xinhua) - Estonia have been crowned the women's epee team Olympic champions after defeating Italy 36-32 in the final at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday.

The team of Julia Beljajeva, Katrina Lehis, and Erika Kirpu just won their country's first summer gold medal since Beijing 2008.

Song Sera built a 13-10 lead for South Korea in the third bout, but in the deciding bout Lehis beat South Korea's Injeong Choi 10-6.

Top-seeded China lost to South Korea 38-29 in the semifinal, after women's individual champion Sun Yiwen was injured and replaced in the fourth bout.

Italy beat China 23-21 in the bronze medal bout.

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