Piers Gilliver claimed gold at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup ©Getty Images

Rio 2016 silver medallist Piers Gilliver claimed gold at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Warsaw today.

The 22-year-old, who has also won medals at World and European Championship level, proved too strong in the men's individual épée A event at the Airport Hotel in the Polish capital city.

He thrashed Frenchman Romain Noble 15-4 in the final.

The bronze medals were won by Italian Edoardo Giordan and Maxim Shaburov of Russia.

Great Britain also secured a medal in the men's individual épée B discipline.

Dimitri Coutya took the silver medal after he was beaten 15-11 by Belarus' Andrei Pranevich in the gold medal contest.

Pranevich's compatriot Aliksei Sinkevich won one bronze medal while the other went to Kamil Rzasa of Poland.

Italy's Beatrice Vio won the foil category B event ©Twitter
Italy's Beatrice Vio won the foil category B event ©Twitter

In today's women's events, Gu Haiyan of China took gold in the women's sabre A event.

Gu was in emphatic form in the final and brushed aside Ukraine's Nataliia Morkvych 15-2.

The Chinese competitors semi-final was much more difficult as she narrowly defeated another Ukrainian, Yevheniia Breus, 15-13.

Breus was forced to settle for one bronze medal while Eva Andrea Hajmasi secured the other.

In the final category today, Italian Beatrice Vio prevailed in the women's foil B division.

The Rio 2016 champion saw off China's Jingjing Zhou 15-12 in the gold medal match.

Russia's Irina Mishurova and Gyongyi Dani of Hungary won the bronze medals.