Despina Georgiadou overcame fellow Greek fencer Theodora Gkountoura to capture women’s sabre gold ©Getty Images

Despina Georgiadou emerged victorious from an all-Greek battle with Theodora Gkountoura to capture women’s sabre gold at the International Fencing Federation World Cup event in Tashkent.

Georgiadou, a bronze medallist at last year’s World Championships, defeated Gkountoura 15-10 at the Yunusabad Sport Complex in the Uzbekistan capital.

Misaki Emura of Japan and Elizabeth Tartakovsky of the United States sealed bronze medals after reaching the semi-finals where they lost to Georgiadou and Gkountoura respectively.

Georgiadou also beat India’s Bhavani Devi, Bulgaria’s Olga Hramova and France’s Sara Balzer on her way to the title.

Hramova bounced back from her last-16 defeat to help the Bulgarian team clinch gold today with victory over Azerbaijan.

Yoana Ilieva and Emma Neikova were also in the team as they overcame Azerbaijan 45-40.

After falling behind, Azerbaijan managed to claw their way back to edge 30-29 ahead with three matches left.

Bulgaria responded with Hramova beating Palina Kaspiarovich 6-0 before Neikova saw off Valeriya Bolshakova 5-2.

Ilieva lost 8-5 to Anna Bashta in the final dual but the Azerbaijani’s victory was not enough to deny Bulgaria gold.

The bronze medals went to Hungary and South Korea after making it to the last four where they were defeated by Azerbaijan and Bulgaria respectively.