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Around the Piste: Zagunis advances to Round of 16

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Round of 32


Team USA fencer Mariel Zagunis returned to the piste determined to find her way back into the medal rounds and it's safe to say she got off to a good start. She faced Panamanian fencer Eileen Grench who cruised through the opening round with a 15-5 victory. Zagunis dominated, downing Grench 15-4.


On the blue piste gold medal contender Sofya Velikaya of Russia handily defeated Jozwiak 15-5.


Round of 64


Brazil's Marta Baeza Centurion faced Poland's Bogna Jozwiak. Shortly into their match, Baeza Centurion was injured and unable to continue the bout. She was losing 2-4 when she left the piste. Jozwiak moves on to the Round of 32.


Mexican fencers Ursula Gonzalez Garate and Julieta Toledo drew each other in their first bout of the day. Gonzalez Garate bested her fellow teammate 15-11.



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