FENCING DRAMA

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Associated Press

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Big drama at the women's epee semi finals in the fencing.

The South Korean team staged an official protest after Shin A-lam lost in the semifinals, claiming the match was already over when opponent Britta Heidemann of Germany scored the winning point.

Shin and Heidemann were tied at 5-5 when the German seemed to score in the final second.

A jury spokesman said it would "take a while to come to a decision in this delicate situation."

In the meantime, Shin was not allowed to leave the strip and sat, in tears, waiting for a decision.

Tense situation. Extraordinary!

— Derl McCrudden — Twitter http://twitter.com/derl and David Stringer — Twitter http://twitter.com/david_stringer

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