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Around the Piste: Homer advances to Round of 16

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Round of 32

United States fencer Daryl Homer faced Ilya Mokretcov of Kazakhstan in his first bout of the day. Homer looked to be in control for most of the bout as he went on to win 15-11.

Teammate Eli Dershwitz trailed 4-8 at the start of the second period against Seppe van Holsbeke of Belgium. Homer had described Dershwitz as a "fighter" and his words proved true.

Dershwitz had a spirited comeback and got within reach of the veteran but van Holsbeke scored the final touch to beat the American 15-12.

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