Aug. 2, 2012
LONDON -- U.S. epee fencer Seth Kelsey lost 6-5 in overtime Wednesday in the Olympic semifinals to Venezuelan Ruben Limardo Gascon in the ExCeL Center.
Kelsey will fence for the bronze medal against the loser of a bout now being contested.
The semifinal was close. Both fencers were called for passivity. A passivity call shortens the match.
Kelsey tied it 5-5 in the third period.
Gascon was given priority for the overtime period by coin flip, meaning he would have won had the overtime ended tied.
Kelsey is a graduate of Oregon Episcopal School who lists Portland as his hometown. Kelsey is an Air Force Academy 2003 graduate.
-- Ken Goe
Photo courtesy of Associated Press
1 August/Semifinals/KELSEY Seth 5 - W 6 LIMARDO GASCON Ruben
1 August/Quarterfinals/KELSEY Seth W 15 - 9 FERNANDEZ Silvio
1 August/Round of 16/NOVOSJOLOV Nikolai 11 - W 15 KELSEY Seth
1 August/Round of 32/KELSEY Seth W 8 - 7 LI Guojie