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Chinese fencer Lei Sheng reaches men's foil final

08-01-2012 02:04 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

LONDON, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Lei Sheng beat Andrea Baldini 15-11 to reach the men's foil final at the Olympic Games on Tuesday.

Lei is the first ever Chinese male foil fencer in history to reach the final at the Olympic Games, where he will meet the winner of the other semifinal between Alaneldin Abouelkassem of Egypt and Byungchui Choi from South Korea.

In the match of two former world number ones, the Chinese fencer broke away when the score was tied at 10-7, winning three points in a row enlarge his lead to six points. Then he held off a fightback from Baldini to wrap up his historical win.


Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua

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