France have taken the gold medal after defeating Russia in the men's team epee final at the European Games in Baku.
The nine-strong French team won 45-32 overall.
Italy protested Switzerland's initial win, after 30 seconds of sudden death, after claiming that a full minute of sudden death fencing needed to be completed because the referee had put the bout into a "non-combative" situation. This happens when fencers are not trying hard enough to make hits and the fencing is too defensive. Italy were eventually awarded the win.body check tags ::