Action continued at the World Championships in Rome ©IWAS

Hosts Italy earned a hard-fought victory over Russia to secure the men's foil team title at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in Rome.

The Italian side made full use of home advantage as they claimed a 45-38 victory against the Russian side in the final at the Hilton Rome Airport.

Poland won the bronze medals after they beat France 45-39 in the third-place playoff.

Victory for the Italian team saw the hosts clinch their third title of the Championships.

Russia were also thwarted in the women's épée team gold medal match as they succumbed to defeat against Hong Kong.

Hong Kong were pushed all the way by their Russian opponents before wrapping up a battling 45-43 triumph.

Poland were denied their second team medal on the fourth day of competition in the Italian capital after they were thrashed by Hungary.

The Hungarians proved far too strong for Poland and cruised to the bronze medal with a 45-26 victory.

It was another good day for Italy at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in Rome ©Facebook
It was another good day for Italy at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in Rome ©Facebook

Russia finally topped the podium on day four as Ksenia Ovsyannikova beat Germany's Ulrike Lotz-Lange in the women's foil C category gold medal encounter.

Ovsyannikova was in ruthless form as she dispatched the German 15-7 to clinch the world title.

The bronze medals in the division were won by Consuelo Nora of Italy and Ukraine's Hanna Pashkova.

Pashkova's compatriot Serhii Shavkun delivered gold for the Ukraine by beating Sergey Barinov of Russia 15-6 in the final of the men's épée C category.

American Curtis Lovejoy and Russian Dmitry Belyaev both finished third and earned bronze medals.

The Championships are due to continue tomorrow.