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Andrea Cassara wins worlds gold in foil

Updated: October 13, 2011, 4:12 PM ET
Associated Press

CATANIA, Sicily -- Andrea Cassara won his first major individual gold medal to give Italy's men's squad its third consecutive victory at the fencing world championships Thursday.

After beating fellow Italian Valerio Aspromonte 15-14 in the foil final, Cassara said he had been dreaming of such a victory since he was 5.

Cassara won gold in the foil team event at the 2004 Athens Olympics and had taken three golds in team events at previous worlds, but this was his first individual victory ...

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