More fencing woe for hosts as leading female Brit crashes out of fencing epee
13:05 GMT, 30 July 2012
European champion Simona Gherman proved too strong for Britain's Corinna Lawrence in the last 32 of the women's epee at the ExCeL.
The 22-year-old from Plymouth had beaten Chilean Caterin Bravo Aranguiz 15-12 in the first round, but lost 15-9 to a quality opponent ranked fourth in the world.
After three days of action the crowd has yet to see a home fencer reach the last 16, but main medal hope Richard Kruse – 29 on Monday – goes in the men's foil on Tuesday along with James Davis and Husayn Rosowsky.
More to follow…
Got ya! Britain's Corinna Lawrence was beaten by European champions Simona Gherman in the epee