: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukrainian athlete Kharlan wins bronze medal in fencing women`s sabre

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.


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