Áron Szilágyi defeated his French opponent in a tight final. Thus, the three-time Olympic champion won the first individual world championship gold of his life.
Áron Szilágyi achieved the best individual result of his life by reaching the final. He has previously won gold in the team event, but his best individual result so far was bronze. In the final, he beat Maxime Pianfetti of France in a dramatic battle to win 15-14.
Szilágyi, 32, was up against Hungarian András Szatmári in the last eight. In keeping with tradition, there was no coach on either side, so that the two sides could do it alone.
In the final, at 14-14, there was even a video shoot-out. After the video shoot-out, however, Szilágyi was the winner. So Szilágyi can now claim the World Championship title in addition to his Olympic and European titles, writes 24.hu.