France (current world No.1) has won 21 world titles in the men's team epee, including winning this event at the last two world championships (2019 and 2022). This is already a record number of gold medals for a country in a specific fencing event at the world championships. The French won it a record six times in a row from 2005 to 2011 and it won this event at each of the last three world championships that were held in Italy (1982, 2006, 2011). But France (fourth place) failed to make it to the podium in the men's team epee event at the European Games in Kraków on 30 June 2023.
Italy (current world No.2) has won 11 world titles in the men's team epee, second most behind France (21), but its last gold dates back to 1993. Italy became the silver medalist in 2022. Italy claimed the world title in the men's team epee event once in front of a home crowd, in Rome in 1955.
Hungary (current world No.3) has won 24 medals in the men's team epee at the world championships (7 gold 6 silver 11 bronze), second only behind France's 40. Hungary's most recent medal in this event was a gold in 2013, it took bronze in this event at Cairo2022. Last month, Hungary claimed its first European title in this event since 2010.
Japan (current world No.4) won Olympic gold in the men's team epee at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. At the start of the Milan 2023 Fencing World Championships it had won four medals in team events, all bronze medals, including in the men's team epee in 2022. But it has never won a world title in a team event (men or women).
Republic of Korea (current world No.5) is the country to have claimed the most medals in the men's team epee event at the world championships without ever taking the world title: 3 silver 2 bronze.
Until Milan 2023, Switzerland (current world No.7) had won 12 of its total 24 world championships medals in the men's team epee event. It won the world title in this event in 2018.
Ukraine (current world No.12) has claimed five medals in the men's team epee at the world championships (1 gold 2 silver 2 bronze), including gold in 2015.
The finals of Men's Team Epee will be staged at the Milan Convention Center (MiCo) on Saturday 29 July, 2023. Please visit the official website for the Championships, where full information is available regarding the event.