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Sunday, August 17, 2008

France reclaims gold in Men's Team Sabre

France took the final gold medal in Fencing at the Beijing 2008 Olympics by beating the United States 45-37 in the Men's Team Sabre final on August 17.

France, gold medalist in this event at Athens 2004, has successfully defended its supremacy.

In the outstanding Fencing final, France's Boris Sanson, Nicolas Lopez and Julien Pillet took a comfortable 20-11 lead after only four bouts.

The US athletes Keeth Smart, Tim Morehouse and James Williams weren't able to catch up and trailed 30-21, 35-23, 40-28 to lose to the French Sabre team 45-37.

The bronze medal goes to Italy after they outscored Russia 45-44.

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