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Rio Olympics: Yana Egorian wins Saber Fencing Gold in all Russian Final

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It was an all-Russian final in the women's individual saber fencing event at the Rio Olympics that saw Yana Egorian winning gold and leaving her compatriot Sofiya Velikaya with the silver.

22-year-old Egorian beat Vilikaya in the final match 15:14. The bronze medal went to Ukrainian Olga Kharlan, who overcame French fencer Manon Brunet by the score of 15:10.

The Rio gold medal was the first to be won by a Russian female athlete in the individual saber Olympic event since 1968.

Before winning the Olympic gold, Egorian won one gold medal at the World Championship and four gold medals at the European Championships.

Velikaya has now become a two-time Olympic silver medal winner, in addition to her seven World Championship gold medals and 11 gold medals from European Championships.

Team Russia now has 2 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals and are at 5th place in the overall medal standings.

Medals tally at the Rio Olympics as on Monday:

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total

USA 3 6 4 13

China 4 2 4 10

Japan 3 0 7 10

Italy 3 4 2 9

Russia 2 4 3 9

Australia 4 0 3 7