Sabre: Hungary's Szilagyi wins individual sabre gold

Reuters , Sunday 29 Jul 2012

Hungary's Aron Szilagyi beat Italy's Diego Occhiuzzi to win gold in the men's individual sabre by a score of 15-8 on Saturday, the same outcome between the two countries as when London hosted the 1948 Olympics

Aron Szilagyi

Fifth seed Szilagyi took a commanding 7-0 lead before the end of the first period of regulation and never looked back. A silver for Occhiuzzi, seeded 14, was an unexpected triumph for the 31-year-old from Napoli.

In 1948, Hungarian fencing giant Aladar Gerevich beat Italian Vincenzo Pinton. Gerevich has a record haul of gold medals for a fencer.

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