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Hungarian fencer wins men's sabre gold

07-30-2012 17:56 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

LONDON, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Fifth seed Aron Szilagyi of Hungary turned out unstoppable as he stormed all the way to win the men's sabre gold of the London Olympic Games on Sunday.

Fifth seed Aron Szilagyi of Hungary turned out unstoppable as he stormed
all the way to win the men's sabre gold of the London Olympic Games on Sunday.

The 22-year-old beat Diego Occhiuzzi of Italy 15-10 in the final. Russian Nikolay Kovalev, who knocked out world No.1 Nicolas Limback of Germany 15-12 in the quarterfinal, won the bronze.

Szilagyi raced to a 7-0 lead in the final, and though Occhiuzzi fought back valiantly, the Hungarian managed to hold his lead.

The top four seeds met their waterloo even before the semifinals. Before Linback lost to Kovlev, the second seed Alexey Yakimenko of Russia was upset Daryl Homer of the United States 15-14 in the third round.

World No. 3 Gu Bon Gil of South Korea also fell in the third round where he was bundled out by German Max Hartung.

Italian Aldo Montano, the gold medalist at the Athens Olympics and the fourth seed, was stopped by Occhiuzzi before the quarterfinals.

Editor:Sun Luying |Source: Xinhua

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