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Fencer from China becomes Olympic champion

25.07.2021 53 просмотров

Chinese epee fencer Sun Yiwen wins Olympic gold medal.

Chinese epee fencer Sun Yiwen defeated Romanian representative Ana Maria Popescu in the final of the Olympic epee fencing tournament. The fight ended with a score of 11:10 in favor of the Chinese.

The bronze medal was won by the representative of Estonia Katrina Lehis, who defeated the Russian Aizanat Murtazaeva (15:8).

Previously, Russian epee fencers Violetta Kolobova, who lost to Alexandra Yaretskaya (11:15), and Yulia Lichagina, who were defeated by  ;Italian Mary Navarria (12:15).

Sun Yiwen, 29 years old, at the 2016 Olympics, she won a silver medal in the team event and a bronze medal in the individual. The Chinese woman is a two-time world champion (2015, 2019).

In the medal standings, with three gold and one bronze awards, the Chinese team is leading. The second line is occupied by the Japanese team, which won one gold and one silver medal, the third is the South Korean team, which has gold and bronze medals. Russian athletes with silver and bronze medals are in seventh place.

The Olympic Fencing Tournament runs from 24 July to 1 August.

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