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Lei Sheng wins men's foil gold

08-01-2012 05:55 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

LONDON, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese fencer Lei Sheng beat Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt 15-13 to win the men's foil gold on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old Chinese, who beat top seed Valerio Aspromonte and Andrea Baldini, both favorites from Italy, in his way to the final, fought back a late surge from Abouelkassem, and won the last four points to snatch the first ever gold medal for the Chinese men's foil.

Lei Sheng of China (R) competes with Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt during men's fencing Foil individual gold medal match, at London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, on July 31, 2012. Lei Sheng of China won. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

"I was surprised by my own performance," the emotion-overwhelmed Chinese fencer said.

"Before the Olympic competition started, I did not think about winning the gold, just to fence the match one by one. But I was very confident of myself," he said.

He said his confidence did not falter when falling behind 11-9, knowing he still had the chance to win.

"It did not disturb me, I told myself at that moment that so long as the match is not over, I have the chance," he said.


Lei Sheng of China poses at the awarding ceremony of men's fencing Foil individual event at London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, July 31, 2012. (Xinhua/Wang Yuguo)

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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