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RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty: Olympic gold for Russia, Ukraine

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Aug. 1, 2012, 9:02 a.m. | Sports — by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Ukraine's Yana Shemyankina has won a gold medal in the women's individual epee fencing competition at the London Olympics.
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Ukraine's Yana Shemyankina has won a gold medal in the women's individual epee fencing competition at the London Olympics.

Shemyakia defeated the defending champion Britta Heidemann of Germany 9-8 on July 30. The victory came after an hour-long delay in the semifinals due to an appeal by South Korea against an earlier victory by Heidemann over their fencer Shim A-lam.

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