South Korea Downs Romania for Fencing Gold

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South Korea took a second fencing gold on Friday as its men's sabre team thrashed Romania in the final.

South Korea took a second fencing gold on Friday as its men's sabre team thrashed Romania in the final.

The Koreans, seeded eighth, were outscored in only one of nine contests to coast to a 45-26 victory.

Romania, the fourth seed, won its first fencing medal of the Games with silver, its seventh medal overall.

South Korea downed Italy 45-37 and Germany 45-38 en route to the gold, their second in the sport.

Kim Jiyeon triumphed in the individual sabre on Wednesday, beating Russia's Sofya Velikaya.

Earlier in the day, Italy beat Russia 45-40 in the bronze medal match, a repeat of the 2008 third-place encounter.

 

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