WATCH LIVE: U.S. fencer Homer competes for gold in individual sabre

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Having won three Olympic medals in the history of the men’s individual sabre event, the United States is assured of its fourth medal thanks to Daryl Homer.

The only question now is whether or not Homer, who advanced with a 15-14 win over Iran’s Mojtaba Abedini in the semifinals, can win the nation’s first-ever gold medal in the event. Homer, a native of the Bronx who took up the sport in a program established by Peter Westbrook, America’s last medalist in the men’s individual sabre, faces Aron Szilagyi of Hungary in the gold medal bout.

WATCH LIVE: Men’s individual sabre gold medal bout — 6:45 p.m. Eastern

Fellow American Eli Dershwitz was eliminated from the competition in the Round of 32 by Belgium’s Seppe van Holsbeke. The gold medal bout is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:45 p.m., and it is available at and on the NBC Sports app.