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Olympic outlook bright for U.S. fencing

Updated: November 16, 2010, 5:08 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford

Women have led the way in a U.S. fencing revival on the Olympic level, winning seven medals in the 2004 and 2008 Summer Games combined as the menu of events for women expanded to include individual and team sabre competitions.

Two-time Olympic sabre champion Mariel Zagunis -- who topped a medals sweep for the U.S. women in Beijing in 2008 -- has continued that momentum, winning her second straight and third career World Championship gold in the discipline in Paris last week. Zagunis, ...

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