Ziad Elsissy of Egypt, left, celebrates after defeating Kaito Streets of Japan in the men s Sabre team final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (AP)
Egypt's fencing team recorded the country's best ever result at the Olympics' Sabre event after beating Iran 45-24 on to finish fifth on Wednesday.
The team kicked off its campaign by defeating Japan 45-32 in the round of 16 before losing 45-37 to the top-ranked South Korea in the quarters.
Egypt's team was represented by Ziad El Sissy, Mohamad Amer, Mohab Samer and Medhat Moataz.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Egyptians made up for their loss to South Korea by beating the Russian Olympic Committee team 45-41 in the classification match (5-8) to set up a meeting against Iran in the fifth place game.
Egypt's previous best at the Sabre event was an eighth-place finish in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The results of the relays of the fifth place game came as follows:
Mohamed Amer 5-3 Ali Pakdaman
Ziad El Sissy 5-1 Mohammad Fotouhi
Mohab Samer 5-2 Mohammad Rahbari
Mohamad Amer 5-1 Mohammad Fotouhi
Mohab Samer 5-6 Ali Pakadaman
Ziad El Sissy 5-0 Mohamad Rahbari
Medhat Moataz 5-4 Mohammad Fotouhi
Mohamed Amer 5-3 Mohammad Rahbari
Ziad El Sissy 5-4 Ali Pakdaman
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