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Yana Shemyakina wins Ukraine's first gold in London Olympics

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July 30, 2012, 11:41 p.m. | Sports — by Reuters

Ukraine's Yana Shemyakina celebrates on the podium prior to receive her gold medal during the victory ceremony of the Women's Epee as part of the fencing event of London 2012 Olympic games, on July 30, 2012 at the ExCel centre in London. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA
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 LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - Ukraine's Yana Shemyakina won the gold medal in the women's fencing individual epee competition. 

 Results Table Yana Shemyakina (Ukraine) beat Britta Heidemann (Germany) 9-8.

Here's her biography on the official website of the London 2012 Olympics.

Ukraine's Yana Shemyakina poses with her gold medal on the podium during the victory ceremony of the Women's Epee as part of the fencing event of London 2012 Olympic games, on July 30, 2012 at the ExCel centre in London. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
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