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Team Epee Gold Won by Russian Women

September 20, 2000|Associated Press

Russia won the second-ever women's Olympic team epee gold medal Tuesday with a 45-35 victory over Switzerland at Sydney.

The Russian team was Tatiana Logounova, Oxana Ermakova and Maria Mazina.

China, which upset France--the 1996 gold medalist--in the quarterfinals, topped Hungary, 41-39, to win the bronze. The seventh-seeded Chinese team of Na Li, Qin Liang, and Shaoqi Yang, won, 45-42, over the French team, which held a 30-24 lead.

Switzerland's team of Sophie Lamon, Gianna Habluetzel-Buerki and Diana Romagnoli beat China, 45-33, to advance to the gold medal match.

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