President Vladimir Putin has congratulated the Russian sabre team after they stormed to gold at the Tokyo Olympics, while star Sofia Pozdniakova is celebrating moving halfway towards her illustrious father's gold medal haul.
A US fencer who was given a "safety plan" to "keep him away from all women at the Olympic Village" appears to have been ostracized by his teammates wearing pink – with one of his accusers saying one case should have ruled him out.
The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) secured another gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games, this time through a quartet of their women beating rivals France by a score of 45-34 in the foil fencing final on Thursday.
Double world and European champion Sofia Pozdniakova has won the all-Russian women's individual fencing final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, handing Sofya Velikaya a third successive defeat in the final with a 15-11 win in Tokyo.
Larisa Korobeynikova beat 2018 World Champion Alice Volpi in a thrilling Tokyo Olympics fencing bronze medal blockbuster, while defending champion Inna Deriglazova narrowly lost in a tight final against American Lee Kiefer.