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Controversy marks Olympic fencing final August 14, 2008

Posted by sallehon in Uncategorized.

Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 15:25
Ukraine and China’s women’s team sabre fencing final went down to a controversial final point before the European nation emerged victorious.

After China had led 40-36 before the final pairing, Olga Kharlan managed to take it to the wire against Tan Xue by taking the scoreline to 44-44.

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1. sallehon - August 14, 2008

A referee’s crucial call in Olympic fencing
The Associated PressPublished: August 14, 2008

BEIJING: Italian referee Marco Siesto turned around with a big grin on his face. Both fencers were a point from the gold medal, and each appeared to have landed a hit.


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