Men's Fencing: Aron Szilagyi Wins Gold Medal

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Bolade Apithy (L) of France and Aron Szilagyi of Hungary appeal for the point in the Senior Mens Sabre Semi Final during the 2011 European Fencing Championships held at the English Institue of Sport on July 16, 2011 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Hungary's Aron Szilagyi takes home the gold medal in the Men's Individual Sabre in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Day 2 of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London has featured plenty of medaling events such as the Men's Individual Sabre. In the gold medal match, Hungary's Aron Szilagyi took home the gold medal, defeating Italy's Diego Occhiuzzi by a score of 15-8. Szilagyi jumped out to a big 8-1 lead early, but in the second period, Occhiuzzi picked up 7 hits. It wasn't enough, however, as Szilagyi also picked up 7 hits, bringing his score to 15 and taking home the gold.

In the bronze medal round, Russia's Nikolay Kovalev defeated Romania's Rares Dumitrescu 15-10. After the first period, Kovalev led by a score of 8 hits to 3, but was able to reach 15 hits in the second period with each fencer scoring 7 hits.

Gold Medal: Aron Szilagyi, Hungary
Silver Medal: Diego Occhiuzzi, Italy
Bronze Medal: Nikolay Kovalev, Russia

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