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Mariel Zagunis
Mariel Zagunis of the United States is consoled by her coach after losing the bronze medal to Ukraine’s Olga Kharlan in the women’s sabre individual event. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Mariel Zagunis
Mariel Zagunis of the United States walks off after losing the bronze medal to Ukraine’s Olga Kharlan in the women’s sabre individual event. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Mariel Zagunis
Mariel Zagunis, left, battles Ukraine’s Olga Kharlan at the London Olympics. Zagunis was upset and finished out of medal contention. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Venezuelan gold
Venezuela’s Gascon Limardo gets a kiss from his coach late in his match before winning the gold medal in the men’s epee individual final. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Venezuelan gold
Venezuelan Ruben Limardo’s mask flies as runs in celebration of winning the gold medal in the men’s epee individual final at the 2012 London Olympics. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Celebrating an upset
South Korea’s Kim Jiyeon celebrates her upset victory over U.S. fencer Mariel Zagunis in the women’s sabre semifinal bout. She went on to win the gold medal. (Alberto Pizzoli / AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis
Mariel Zagunis, right, reacts after conceding a hit against South Korea’s Kim Jiyeon during their women’s sabre semifinal bout, which Zagunis lost in an upset. (Alberto Pizzoli / AFP/Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis
Mariel Zagunis of the United States celebrates her victory over China’s Zhu Min in the quarterfinals of women’s sabre individual fencing. Zagunis, who won gold in Beijing, did not medal.  (Jonathan Brady / European Pressphoto Agency)
Mariel Zagunis
U.S. fencer Mariel Zagunis, left, spars against Japan’s Nakayama Seira in a round of 16 match during their women’s sabre individual fencing event. (Toshifumi Kitamura / AFP / Getty Images)
Mariel Zagunis
Seira Nakayama of Japan loses to Mariel Zagunis of the United States in the women’s sabre individual round of 16 match. (Hannah Johnston / Getty Images)
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