The pair recorded 23 victories and 10 defeats, 1 ahead of a big group of athletes, including Nicola Benedetti (ITA). The Italian recorded his best ever fencing result and with his super quick running will be a chance at a medal come this afternoon. Check out his interview here.
World #1 Aleksander Lesun (RUS) who is used to occupying the top position after fencing finished back in 8th position, 4 victories off the lead. However the World Cup #2 champion can be forgiven for being distracted as he became a father last night!
After Lesun there is a group of 6 athletes all tied in 9th position, one of the being David Svoboda (CZE) who is welcoming a return to form and will now look to defending his 2011 World Cup #3 title.
Unfortunately Steffen Gebhardt (GER) and Jin-woo Hong (KOR) both had to withdraw with leg injuries.