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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1 August/Semifinals/KELSEY Seth 5 - W 6 LIMARDO GASCON Ruben

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