Saturday, August 16, 2008

Olympic Fencing update

I know you are waiting patiently to read about the gnome that was left behind, and to get the Spaetzle recipe, but first, news about USA fencers at the Olympics!

In team competition, the women's foil team took the Silver medal, (Russia took Gold and Italy took Bronze)
This pictures shows Erin Smart, Hanna Thompson and Erin Cross on the podium shortly before receiving their medals. In the center, Hanna, is an Ohio State Alum, and was on the Ohio State fencing time while Kristin was also at Ohio State. Kristin fenced foil junior and senior year, and she and Hanna were real team mates! It's very exciting when you know the medalists personally, and Kristin was quite excited to see her on TV last evening!

The women's sabre team of Zagunis, Jacobson and Ward who swept the medals in individuals finish the team competition, winning a bronze medal, finishing behind the Ukraine (Gold) and China (Silver).
Way to go, ladies!!!!!!

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