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 Ukrainian wheelchair fencers Datsko and Demchuk claim gold at Rio Paralympics

Ukraine's Andrii Demchuk and Anton Datsko both won gold on the opening day of medal events in wheelchair fencing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Censor.NET reports citing Inside the Games.

Demchuk was successful in the men's individual sabre category A event whilst Datsko claimed his second Paralympic medal in the B tournament.

The third seed, Demchuk, comfortably beat Hungary's Richard Osvath 15-8 to win his first ever Paralympic medal.

The 28-year-old gained control of the bout in the opening period where he scored nine points to Osvath's two.

They went on to tie the second 6-6 which was enough to secure the victory for the Ukrainian without having to contest a third round.

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Datsko convincingly beat the tournament's number one seed Panagiotis Triantafyllou of Greece 15-7 at the conclusion of the second period to win his second Paralympic medal.

The 33-year-old has previously won a silver medal in the men's individual foil in London four years ago.

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