Rio Olympics 2016: Yana Egorian wins sabre gold for Russia

Yana Egorian
Egorian came from behind to seal a 15-14 victory in the final
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Yana Egorian won Russia's second gold medal at Rio 2016 with victory over compatriot Sofiya Velikaya in the women's sabre final.

The 22-year-old had to come from behind to claim a 15-14 win over Velikaya, 31, the silver medallist from London 2012.

Ukranian Olga Kharlan took bronze with a 15-10 win over France's Manon Brunet.

Fencing governing body the FIE cleared all 16 Russians to compete, after the International Olympic Committee rejected a blanket ban on the country.

The call had come from the World Anti-Doping Agency in the wake of an independent report into state-sponsored doping in the country.

The FIE said it had "re-examined the results from 197 tests taken by Russian athletes in 35 countries, including Russia, between 2014 and 2016" and all were negative.

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