Italian athletes won two of four gold medals on the first day of the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in São Paulo ©Getty Images

Italy have shot to the top of the medals table at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in São Paulo after securing two gold medals on the opening day.

Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Andreea Mogoș downed compatriot Loredana Trigilia 15-14 in a thrilling final to win the women's individual A foil tournament at the Brazilian Paralympic Training Centre.

The 46-year-old Loredana, who was also a part of Italy's silver medal-winning team at last year's Paralympic Games, was favourite for the gold after being awarded the top seed prior to the competition.

She defeated South Korea's Kwon Hyo-kyeong 15-11 in the semi-final while Mogoș scraped past Georgia's Nino Tibilashvili via tiebreak following a 12-12 draw.

Emanuele Lambertini also won an all-Italian duel, this time in the men's individual A foil file.

The 23-year-old beat London 2012 bronze medallist Matteo Betti 15-10 in the decider after dispatching France's Ludovic Lemoine, Boonsiri Sanitmuanwai of Thailand and Brazilian Sandro Colaco en route to gold.

Damien Tokatlian was awarded a bronze medal alongside countryman Lemoine after losing to Betti 15-9 in the semi-final.

Brazil's Jovane Guissone secured home glory with a 15-12 victory against Ammar Ali of Iraq in the men's individual B foil tournament.

The three-time Paralympian Ali defeated the top seed Maxime Valet from France in the semi-final but could not replicate the same level in the crucial clash.

Guissone got the better of Italy's Michele Mass 15-11 in the final four.

Double Paralympic champion Saysunee Jana denied a third Italian gold medal by defeating Rossana Pasquino 15-12 in the women's individual B épée event.

Pasquino triumphed 15-7 over the United States' Ellen Geddes in the semi-final while Thailand's Jana comfortably beat Irma Khetsuriani of Georgia 15-6 in the other half of the bracket.

The action is set to continue tomorrow in São Paulo with the women's individual B foil, women's individual A épée, men's individual A sabre and men's individual B sabre tournaments.