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South Korea wins Olympic saber team event

By ERIC WILLEMSEN,

Associated Press

Updated August 3, 2012

(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

LONDON (AP) Gu Bon-gil led South Korea to a 45-26 victory Friday over Romania in the men's team saber final at the London Olympics, earning the Asians their first gold medal at a fencing team event.

The third-ranked Gu and teammates Kim Jung-hwan, Won Woo-young and Oh Eun-seok won all but one of the nine bouts in the final.

Italy took bronze after defeating world champion Russia 45-40.

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