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Italy's Valentina Vezzali celebrates her victory over Tunisia's Ines Boubakri at the end of their women's foil fencing quarterfinal bout as part of the London 2012 Olympic games, on July 28, 2012 at the ExCel centre in London.   AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA        (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/GettyImages)
Italy's Valentina Vezzali celebrates her victory over Tunisia's Ines Boubakri at the end of their women's foil fencing quarterfinal bout as part of the London 2012 Olympic games, on July 28, 2012 at the ExCel centre in London.   AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA        (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/GettyImages)

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