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Lei Sheng wins fencing gold

Updated: July 31, 2012, 8:20 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Fencer Lei Sheng of China won the gold medal in men's individual foil at the Olympics, beating Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt 15-13 in Tuesday's final.

Abouelkassem, who struggled with an arm injury, became the first fencer from the African continent to win an Olympic medal. It was Lei's first gold medal at a major competition, topping his second-place finish at the 2010 world championships.

"I did not expect to win a medal," Lei said through an interpreter. "I was well ...

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