Italy's Elisa Di Francisca celebrates defeating her compatriot Arianna Errigo during their women's Individual Foil gold medal fencing match at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games - Reuters
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Di Francisca wins Olympic fencing gold, Vezzali bronze

Di Francisca wins Olympic fencing gold, Vezzali bronze

By Eurosport
Last update 29/07/2012 at 08:38 - Published on 29/07/2012 at 06:02
By Eurosport - 29/07/2012 at 08:38

Italy's Elisa Di Francisca won the Olympic gold medal in the women's fencing individual foil at the 2012 London Games on Saturday.

Di Francisca beat Italy's Arianna Errigo 12-11 at ExCeL in London to win the country's second gold medal and fifth medal of the games.

The country's Olympic fencing legend, Valentina Vezzali, was unable to become the first women in history to win gold medals at four consecutive Games after losing her semi-final to Errigo.

She did, however, recover to beat South Korea's Nam Hyun-Hee 13-12 and claim a bronze medal, Italy's fifth in London.

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