On July 28, 2021, in Makuhari Messe, 27 fencers representing 9 countries competed in the men’s team sabre event at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
This is the 25th time the event has been featured at the Olympics, with the exception of 2016 (when team events were removed from the calendar, leaving only two of the three weapons for each of the men’s and women’s divisions).
Team Sabre Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:
South Korea has won the Olympic title for the past two consecutive years (Gu Bon-gil, Won Woo-young, Kim Jung-hwan, and Oh Eun-seok).
Gu, Kim Jun-ho, Oh Sang-uk, and Ha Han-sol of the 2019 (reigning) South Korean team have won the last three World Championships in the event.
Olympics.com predicted that Hungary, led by individual gold medallist ron Szilágyi in both 2012 and 2016, will continue the country’s tradition of success in the sport. Also in 2020, Szilágyi took home the gold in solo sabre competition.
The men’s Sabre team from South Korea won gold at the Tokyo Olympics after Defeating Italy, 45-26.
The women’s sabre team from the Republic of China (ROC) won gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. On the eighth day of the Olympics, nine women’s teams competed in Makuhari Messe Hall B in the Chiba prefecture of Tokyo.
As a part of the gold medal match, ROC competed against France and emerged victorious, 45-41. By a score of 45–42, Korea beat Italy and won the bronze medal. Korea’s women’s sabre team won a medal in the Olympics for the first time in their history.
Sofya Velikaya of the ROC became the first woman to win gold in team sabre at the Olympics twice with her victory tonight, giving her a total of five medals.
Sofia Pozdniakova of the ROC won gold in both the individual and team sabre competitions at the Tokyo Olympics.