The men's fencing team of Korea failed to advance to the final of the team event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after losing the match between Korea and Japan.

The Korean men's épée team consisting of Park Sang-young (26, Ulsan City Hall), Kwon Young-jun (34, Iksan City Hall), Mase-gun (27, Busan City Hall), and candidate Jae-ho Song (31, Hwaseong City Hall) is today (30th) in Chiba, Japan. We lost 38-45 to Japan in the semi-finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic team event held at Makuhari Messe in Japan.

Korea, which entered the quarterfinals by winning the first match, 44-39 over Switzerland in the quarterfinals, was pushed to the bronze medal match without being able to overcome Japan's momentum, which came after defeating France, the world's No.

The bronze medal match against China will be held today at 6:30 PM.

If you win a bronze medal, Korean fencing can write a new history by putting the Taegeukgi on the podium for the first men's epee team event at the Olympics.

The events in which Korean fencing has won medals in past Olympic team events are men's saber (2012 London, Tokyo 2020 gold medal), women's épée (2012 London, 2020 Tokyo silver medal) and women's foil (2012 London bronze medal).

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