Gold medal bout from the 2009 St. Petersburg Men’s Foil Grand Prix.  This bout pitted Japan’s Yuki Ota against Italy’s Andrea Cassara.  Cassara was coming off a disappointing end to the 2008 season with his early exit at the Beijing Olympics and Ota earned Silver at those same Games.

The bout is a clash in styles as Cassara uses his reach against the quick Ota.