Fencers of the Russian national team finished atop the overall medal standings at the World Fencing Championships that took place in the Tennis Academy, Kazan between July 15 and 23. A total of 12 sets of medals were contested. The host nation climbed the top spot of podium three times, Italy and France boast three gold medals as well, the USA, Germany and Ukraine have one gold each. Two national teams at once won the same number of medals - Russia and Italy took 8 medals (3-1-4) but the Russian fencers scored the most points - 378 against 352. France gained 7 medals (3-1-3). The medals were won by 13 national teams overall.