Yuki Ota (JPN) was the lone Japanese fencer to advance out of the round of 32 today. He did so by starting is bout against Benjamin Kleibrink (GER) with a 10-1 run before winning 15-5.

His teammates did note fare as well as Ryo Miyake fell to Andrea Baldini (ITA) and Kenta Chida lost to Victor Sintes (FRA).

Baldini looks to face Race Imboden in the round of 16.