S. Korea grabs gold, bronze in fencing

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S. Korea grabs gold, bronze in fencing

London - Female sabre fencer Kim Ji-yeon captured the gold medal for South Korea's third gold medal Wednesday at the London Olympics.

Kim beat Sofya Velikaya of Russia 15-9 to become the country's first Olympic sabre champion, male or female.

In fencing, the first to reach 15 points or the one with the most points at the end of the time limit is declared the winner.

Earlier Wednesday, male epee fencer Jung Jin-sun grabbed the bronze medal by edging Seth Kelsey of the U.S. 12-11 in extra time.

After a disputed conclusion to the semifinal match for female epee fencer Shin A-lam Monday, South Korea has claimed three medals in the sport. Yonhap
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