Aleyna Ertürk won the women's cadet épée gold at the Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships ©FIE

Turkey's Aleyna Ertürk and Samuel Imrek of the United States wrapped up the cadet épée gold medals at the International Fencing Federation (FIE) Junior and Cadet Fencing World Championships in Dubai.

In the men's event, Imrek produced a stunning comeback to beat Israel's Alon Sarid 15-9 in the Hamdan Sports Complex.

The win added to his two gold medals in the Junior Olympics Championships in February.

Imrek pulled off a thrilling 15-14 win against Ukraine's Maksym Perchuk in the semi-final after dispatching Hungary's Domonkos Pelle, Konstantinos Karampasis of Greece, and Egyptian Ahmed Hussein.

"I really can’t believe it, I just fenced like myself, I never would have thought I’d be world champion," said Imrek.

"I made a lot of comebacks, like in the bronze medal match, I was down so far, I thought it was over, but something inside of me just kept going."

Italy's Fabio Mastromarino was awarded the other bronze medal, alongside Perchuk, following his semi-final loss to Sarid.

Ertürk downed Ukranian Anna Maksymenko 15-11 to win the women's gold medal.

In the semi-final Maksymenko beat Japan's Mizuki Homma 15-12 while Ertürk narrowly defeated Hong Kong's Hailin Chen 15-14.

"I’m very happy to be world champion," said Erturk.

"I’ve been waiting for this tournament for a long time, we worked hard, and now we won.

"I had my target, I had a camp during the summer, I practiced, and now we’ve had success."

The action continues in Dubai tomorrow with the junior men's and women's team épée competitions.