The Estonian women’s épée team – Katrina Lehis, Erika Kirpu, Julia Beljajeva, and Irina Embrich – won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, defeating South Korea in a 36-32 win in the final. The victory was decided in the final bout between the team captains. Katrina Lehis, the anchor woman and bronze medallist in the individual event at the Tokyo Olympics, gained a 3-0 lead and defeated the world’s second-ranked Choi Injeong 10-6, bringing the victory to the Estonian team with a final score of 36-32.
In addition to the gold medals, the Estonian team received another great recognition. The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) recognised them as the best female multiple athlete team at the Tokyo Summer Olympics. The prize was awarded for ‘showing exceptional team spirit’.