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Italy women claim fencing clean sweep

Elisa Di Francisca, Arianna Errigo and Valentina Vezzali take gold, silver and bronze respectively in the women's fencing individual foil.

Italy have claimed all three medals in the women's fencing individual foil.

Elisa Di Francisca overcame Arianna Errigo 12-11 in sudden death after a tensely-contested final.

Three-time individual gold medalist Valentina Vezzali took the bronze after staging an incredible comeback against fellow defeated semi-finalist Nam Hyun-Hee of South Korea.

The 38-year-old won five consecutive points, including two in the final nine seconds of regulation time, to win 13-12 in the priority minute.

Di Francisca beat Nam, Chieko Sugawara, Carolin Golubytskyi and Mona Shaito on her path to the final.


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