Romain Cannone wins the French first gold of these Olympic Games by beating the Hungarian world number 1 Gergely Siklosi 15-10 and is crowned Olympic champion of épée in individual.
The 47th in the world created the feat, while he was the least expected Frenchman of this competition.
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The Frenchman brought back his first Olympic medal in fencing, the first individual medal since the 2012 Olympics. Cannone joined the two other Frenchmen who had already won medals with a very fine gold medal: Luka Mkheidze in bronze and Amandine Buchard in silver, all two in judo.