Rio Olympics 2016: Britain's Richard Kruse misses out on bronze

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Richard Kruse loses bronze to Russian in foil
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Richard Kruse failed to win Great Britain's first Olympic fencing medal in 52 years after losing to Timur Safin in their individual men's foil bronze-medal match at Rio 2016.

The 33-year-old Kruse, competing at his fourth Olympics, was beaten 15-13 by the Russian.

Kruse fought back superbly to set up a tense finish, but Safin held his nerve to take the medal.

Italy's Daniele Garozzo beat American Alexander Massialas 15-11 to win gold.

Kruse still win a medal in the team event on Friday.

It was the Scots-qualified Londoner's best performance at an Olympics. He finished eighth at Athens 2004, 14th at Beijing 2008 and 17th at London 2012.

"I didn't get the rub of the green, but I wanted a best-ever result and I did that," he said.

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