A blur of thrusts, lunges and parries

Italy's Daniele Garozzo (far left) and Russia's Timur Safin showing how fast their respective attacks were, as they battled it out during their men's individual foil semi-final at the Carioca Arena 3 on Sunday. Garozzo went on to win the gold by beat
Italy's Daniele Garozzo (left) and Russia's Timur Safin showing how fast their respective attacks were, as they battled it out during their men's individual foil semi-final at the Carioca Arena 3 on Sunday. Garozzo went on to win the gold by beating the United States' Alexander Massialas.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Italy's Daniele Garozzo and Russia's Timur Safin showing how fast their respective attacks were, as they battled it out during their men's individual foil semi-final at the Carioca Arena 3 on Sunday.

Garozzo went on to win the gold by beating the United States' Alexander Massialas.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 09, 2016, with the headline 'A blur of thrusts, lunges and parries'. Print Edition | Subscribe