Source: Xinhua

08-17-2008 14:41

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Russian women fencers stunned their U.S. rivals 28-11 here Saturday to pocket foil team event gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Russia's fencers pose on the podium after winning the gold of Women's Team Foil of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games fencing event in Beijing, China, Aug. 16, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)
Russia's fencers pose on the podium after winning the gold of 
Women's Team Foil of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games fencing event 
in Beijing, China, Aug. 16, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)

The bronze medal went to Italy which defeated Hungary.

The final bout was apparently lop-sided. Russia's Svetlana Boyko alone made 13 hits for the team's victory. On the U.S. side, Emily Cross scored 8 points, and her two teammates shared the rest of 3 points.

"It's Boyko! She made the last points against Italy (in semifinal) and the United States, and she did it very well. She's like a mother for us," said Russia's Nikichina Victoria after the match.