Saturday, August 09, 2008

Jacobson Nabs Silver In US Sweep

Sada Jacobson (on the right against Zagunis) lost the final in women's saber to teammate Mariel Zagunis, winning the silver medal as part of a US sweep of the event and becoming the first Jewish athlete to medal In Beijing.

Jacobson is a veteran fencer, having won the bronze medal at Athens in 2004. Zagunis also won this event in Athens, where she became the first American in a century to win a fencing gold medal. The American women's team, consisting of the medal winners, are now the favorite to take the gold medal in the team saber event later this week.

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