London Olympics: Seth Kelsey falls in the men's epee semifinals

    Seth Kelsey, 2012 London Olympics - men's epee
    Seth Kelsey, 2012 London Olympics - men's epee

    Aug. 2, 2012

    Colorado Springs Gazette story by Dave Ramsey

    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

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    Date/Event/Results

    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

     

     

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