Italy won two team foil medals today in Paris ©Getty Images

Italy were victorious in the women's and men's team foil finals today, ending the latest leg of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) Fencing World Cup in Paris.

In the women's event, the team of Martina Favaretto, Alice Volpi, Francesca Palumbo and Erica Cipressa defeated Stefani Deschner, Jacqueline Dubrovich, Lee Kiefer and Zander Rhodes from the United States 45-32 for the gold medal.

Italy secured two shutouts thanks to Palumbo and Favaretto, who enjoyed a comfortable lead after Kiefer got the Americans off to a quick start; with their lead only lasting two rounds.

Japan defeated France 45-39 for the team bronze medal.

The Asian nation won six of the nine rounds - pivotally creating a gap of six with two rounds to go thanks to the work of Komaki Kikuchi, who won 8-2 against Solene Butruille to create an unassailable gap that grew to 12 in the penultimate round due to Yuka Ueno beating Pauline Ranvier.

Italy defeated the United States in the men's final by a 45-42 margin.

The team of Tommaso Marini, Daniele Garazzo, Alessio Foconi and Guillaume Bianchi stood atop the podium in front of the American quartet of Miles Chamley-Watson, Nick Itkin, Alexander Massialas and Gerek Meinhardt.

Marini was pivotal to their success, beating all three of his opponents.

Japan thrashed China 45-16 to take third place.

Twice, the Japanese held China to no-scoring rounds and lost one round - only once conceding more than two points.

Alice Volpi was a double gold medallist in Paris ©Getty Images
Alice Volpi was a double gold medallist in Paris ©Getty Images

Italian Alice Volpi defeated American Lee Kiefer, the day before the pair met in the women's team final.

Volpi, who was the world champion in 2018, won her sixth foil World Cup gold medal, defeating Kiefer 15-13.

In the quarter-finals, she won 15-8 against Hungarian Flora Pasztor and 15-13 over France's Ysaora Thibus in the semi-finals.

Kiefer thrashed Italian Serena Rossini 15-3 in the quarter-finals and eliminated Francesca Palumbo in the final four too.

Thibus and Palumbo took the bronze medals.

Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Alexander Massialas did win the men's individual title, against his Italian opponent, Guillaume Bianchi.

Massialas won 15-13 over Italian Filippo Macchi in the last eight; before beating Hong Kong's Cheung Ka Long by the same score in the semi-finals.

Bianchi won 15-9 against France's Alexandre Ediri and 15-10 over Carlos Llavador of Spain.

Massialas was dominant in the final, beating Bianchi 15-5.