Yana Shemyakina wins fencing gold
LONDON -- Fencer Yana Shemyakina of Ukraine beat defending champion Britta Heidemann of Germany 9-8 to win the Olympic gold medal in women's individual epee Monday.
The event was overshadowed by an hour-long delay following an appeal by the South Korean team after Heidemann's 6-5 victory over Shin A-lam in the semifinals.
South Korean officials argued the match was already over when Heidemann scored the winning point in the last second, but the jury finally upheld its decision.
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