Olympic fencing: South Korea’s Kim earns sabre goldAugust 2nd, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korea’s Kim Ji Yeon won gold in fencing’s individual sabre, beating Russia’s Sofya Velikaya at the London Olympics.
Kim fought to a 15-9 victory to win the title Wednesday.
“I feel like I’m living a dream. I can’t believe that I really won a gold medal. I’m so happy for that. I still can’t feel I’ve just become an Olympic champion,” Kim said.
“I think some time will pass before I completely understand what I’ve done tonight.”
Velikaya said she didn’t arrive with astromonic expectation.
“When it comes to Olympic medals, I’m anyway happy with any of them. Still, of course, I was just one step to get the gold medal and I’m quite frustrated not to get it.”
To get to the final, Kim beat reigning Olympic champion Mariel Zagunis of the United States.
Ukrainian fencer Olga Kharlan defeated Zagunis in the bronze medal match earlier Wednesday.
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