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Vezzali, Valentine’s Day girl who rules fencing piste August 12, 2008

Posted by sallehon in Uncategorized.

www.chinaview.cn  2008-08-11 23:09:17     
    BEIJING, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — Catching up with the rival in the last minute, overtaking her in the last three seconds, only a veteran fencer can achieve this.

    Maria Valentina Vezzali made it, and pocketed her fifth Olympic gold medal Monday at the Beijing Olympics women’s foil individual event.
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1. sallehon - August 12, 2008

Olympics-Fencing-Vezzali in trance and dance to win Italy’s gold
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:19am EDT
By Gelu Sulugiuc

BEIJING, Aug 11 (Reuters) – A sleepless night did not stop Valentina Vezzali from achieving laser-like focus and scoring twice in the last 41 seconds to come from behind and win a record third Olympic women’s individual foil gold.

“There are moments when you are actually in a trance,” the Italian said on Monday. “All you know is that you are there and you have your opponent.”

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2. sallehon - August 12, 2008

Olympics-Fencing-Three Italians in women’s foil semi-finals
Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:57am EDT
By Gelu Sulugiuc

BEIJING, Aug 11 (Reuters) – All three Italian women qualified for the individual foil semi-finals on Monday, setting up what could be the second clean sweep of medals in a fencing event at the Beijing Games.


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