Japan began strongly, winning the first bout 5-3. However, they didn't win another until round six, with two losses and two draws in between.
Baldini secured the gold medal for his team with a 5-2 success, giving Italy a 45-39 win overall. Earlier in the day, Germany had beaten Team USA to claim the bronze.
The win completes an impressive Games for the Italian fencing team, as their women won the team foil event too.