Ukrainian saber fencer Kharlan wins gold medal in Montreal

Ukrainian saber fencer Kharlan wins gold medal in Montreal

Ukrainian Olga Kharlan has defeated Russian Olga Nikitina and won a gold medal in the women's individual saber event at Saber Grand Prix in Montreal, Canada, the National Fencing Federation of Ukraine has reported.

On her way to victory, the Ukrainian defeated six opponents. Initially, she easily beat France's Margaux Rifkiss (15-7), Japan's Norika Tamura (15-7), Mariel Zagunis of the United States (15-8) and Sara Balzer of France (15-7). In the semifinals, she defeated China's Shao Yaqi 15-14.

Kharlan opposed Olga Nikitina of Russia in the final. However, the Russian saber fencer could not create a decent resistance to the Ukrainian athlete and lost 7-15.


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