EghtesadOnline: The ranking of Iranian fencer Mojtaba Abedini improved to the sixth place after he received the fourth place in sabre event of the 2016 Rio International Fencing Competitions in Brazil.
Abedini jumped to the world's sixth place in fencing sport after receiving 149 points, according to IRNA.
Abedini was very close to final of the Rio competitions, but a mistake by the referee put him in the fourth place.
Sabre is a light cutting and thrusting weapon in the sport of fencing. In the sabre section, the entire body above the waist, except the weapon hand, is targeted. Hits with the entire blade or point are valid. Touches that land outside of the target area are not scored.