Rio Olympics 2016: France win men's epee team gold by beating Italy

France fencers win team epee
France have won the men's team epee on a record nine occasions

France won their third successive Olympic gold in the men's team epee by beating Italy at Rio 2016.

Yannick Borel, Gauthier Grumier, Daniel Jerent and Jean-Michel Lucenay clinched a 45-31 victory to give France a seventh gold medal of the Games.

They won at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, reasserting their dominance in Brazil after the event did not feature in London in 2012.

Hungary won bronze with a 39-35 win against world champions Ukraine.

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