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(Asiad) S. Korea wins men's epee fencing team gold

2014/09/23 20:07

GOYANG, South Korea, Sept. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea defeated Japan for the gold medal in the men's epee fencing team event at the Asian Games on Tuesday.

The squad of Jung Jin-sun, Park Kyoung-doo, Park Sang-young and Kweon Young-jun defeated the Japanese side of Kazuyasu Minobe, Masaru Yamada and Keisuke Sakamoto 25-21, giving South Korea its third straight Asiad gold in the team events.

Three fencers from each side take the piste in the team competition, but teams can each use up to one substitute. Kweon was a substitute for South Korea in the victory.

This is the host's second fencing gold of Tuesday and sixth over four days. Earlier, the women's sabre team defeated China for the country's first Asiad gold in the event.

jeeho@yna.co.kr

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