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Limardo wins Olympic men's epee
05:36 AEST Thu Aug 2 2012

Venezuela's Ruben Limardo won the Olympic gold medal in men's individual epee on Wednesday night, topping Norway's Bartosz Piasecki 15-10 in the title bout.

Jung Jinsun of South Korea won the bronze, beating Seth Kelsey of the United States 12-11 in overtime.

Limardo was the 12th seed in the tournament, and the highest-seeded competitor to reach the medal round after a series of early upsets.

Limardo was seventh at worlds in 2011, and had not been in the top 20 in either of the previous two years.

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