At the 2015 world championships in Moscow, Ukraine beat Korea 34-24 to claim their first gold medal in men's team épée.
Ukraine completed their medal set in men's team épée as they had previously claimed the silver medal in 2013 and the bronze medal in 2005 and 2006. Regarding both men and women events, Ukraine have now won a world championship gold medal in all three individual events and in team sabre and team épée. They only need a gold medal in team foil (men or women) to complete their gold medal set.
The men's team épéé has been won by four different teams at the last four world championships: Ukraine in 2015, France in 2014, Hungary in 2013 and United States in 2012. Four different teams have won this event in four successive editions for the first time since 1995-1999 (Germany, Cuba, Hungary and France).
Korea finished runners-up to equal their best ever result in men's team épée. They also came in second at the 2014 world championships in Kazan. Korea claimed the bronze medal in this event in 1994 and 2002.
Switzerland finished in third place. They have now claimed three silver and six bronze medals in men's team épée, but are yet to win a gold. No other team has won more than four medals without ever winning the gold medal (Korea).
Switzerland are also the country with most medals in men's events without winning a single gold medal at the world championships.
In Women’s team épée finals, China beat Romania 45-36 to claim their second world championship gold medal in women's team épée.
China became the third country to win the gold medal at the world championships as reigning Olympic champions. France won Olympic gold in 1996 and the world title in 1998. Russia achieved this feat in 2000 (Olympic Games) and 2001 (world championships). China already were the only non-European team with a gold medal in this event at the world championships after beating France in the 2006 final. With their second gold medal in women's team épée China join Hungary (8), France (4), Russia (4) and Romania (2) as the only teams with multiple gold medals in this event.
Xu Anqi (CHN) won her third medal and first gold medal in this event, after claiming two silver medals in the women's team épée in 2011 and 2013. Xu also claimed the bronze medal in women's individual épée earlier this tournament.
Romania completed their medal set in women's team épée by claiming their first silver medal in this event. They previously won it twice and took a bronze medal once. Romania are the fifth team to complete the world championship medal set in this event, after Hungary, France, China and Italy.
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