Ukraine bagged its first bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro when 25-year-old athlete Olha Kharlan from the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv won her bout in the Fencing Women`s Sabre individual competition against France`s Manon Brunet late on Monday.
The score in the bronze medal bout was 15:10.
Earlier, Kharlan beat Mexico`s Ursula Gonzalez Garate (15:8) in the round of 32, countrywoman Alina Komashchuk (15:8) in the round of 16, and Italy`s Loreta Gulotta in the fourth quarterfinal (15:14).
In the second semifinal, she, however, lost to Russia`s Yana Egorian, who went on to win the gold medal in the women`s sabre individual competition. The silver medal was awarded to another Russian athlete Sofya Velikaya.