France wins men's team sabre title

18th August 2008, Comments 0 comments

France successfully defended their men's team sabre fencing title at the Beijing Olympics with a 45-37 victory against the US on Sunday.

18 August 2008

BEIJING - France on Sunday successfully defended their men's team sabre fencing title at the Beijing Olympics with a 45-37 victory against the US, who claimed the silver medal.

The victory for the French, who four years ago defeated Hungary in the gold medal match, sees Julien Pillet winning a third Olympic sabre medal.

He already has gold from Athens, as well as silver from Sydney.

The bronze medal went to Italy, who beat Russia 45-44 in a tight match.

[dpa / Expatica]

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