Istvan Tarjanyi, right, won one of two gold medals for Hungary on the opening day of the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup ©IWAS

Hungary came out on top after the first day of action at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation Wheelchair Fencing World Cup, winning two golds in Pisa.

Three-time Paralympic medallist Richárd Osváth secured Hungary's first gold of the day in men’s foil category A.

Facing Italy's Matteo Betti in the final, Osváth, who had established a seemingly unassailable 13-8 lead, allowed Betti back into the contest, before securing the winning point and a 15-13 victory.

Istvan Tarjanyi secured Hungary's second gold of the day in the men's épée category B.

Tarjanyi defeated Poland’s Kamil Rzasa in the final to claim the title.

Poland’s Kinga Dróżdż, right, claimed gold in the women's sabre A ©IWAS
Poland’s Kinga Dróżdż, right, claimed gold in the women's sabre A ©IWAS

Other titles on the opening day of action went to Belarus' Kristina Fiaklistava, who won her first World Cup gold in the women’s épée category B, and Poland’s Kinga Dróżdż in the women’s sabre A.

Dróżdż was one of the favourites for gold entering the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics but returned home from the Japanese capital without a medal.

She made amends here, defeating Georgia’s Gvantsa Zadishvili 15-8 in the final.

Competition continues tomorrow with the men’s and women’s épée category A, the women’s sabre category B and the men’s foil category B.