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South Korea’s Park wins nation’s first-ever epee gold medal

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In a matchup of “youth vs. experience” in the men’s individual épée gold medal match youth won out, and in the process a South Korean fencer won his nation’s first-ever gold in épée.

Park Sangyoung defeated Hungary’s Geza Imre by the final score of 15-14, doing so by pulling off a wild comeback. Facing a deficit of 14-10, Park scored the final five points of the match to win South Korea’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in épée. That achievement encompasses both men’s and women’s épée, individual and team. At just 20 years of age Park was the youngest competitor in the competition, with the 41-year old Imre being its oldest.

Imre, a bronze medalist in 1996, is a five-time Olympian who won the world championship in this event last year.

Gauthier Grumier of France took the bronze with a 15-11 win over Benjamin Steffen of Switzerland in the bronze medal match, becoming the first Frenchman to medal in this event since Fabrice Jeannet in 2008. American Jason Pryor finished in 22nd place.

New Zealand sweeps Rugby World Cup Sevens, celebrates with haka

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SAN FRANCISCO — New Zealand has won a World Cup Sevens double for the second time after the men’s team beat England 33-12 in San Francisco on Sunday to follow the Black Ferns’ win in the women’s tournament.

The New Zealand teams won the men’s and women’s titles in Russia in 2013 and again were dominant.

Sione Molia scored two of New Zealand’s five tries in the men’s final, and South Africa held off Olympic champion Fiji 24-19 to take bronze.

The weekend results mean New Zealanders are the men’s and women’s World Cup holders in the traditional 15-a-side rugby and the sevens.

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Tour de France rider expelled for punching cyclist

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CARCASSONNE, FRANCE (AP) — Team Sky rider Gianni Moscon was expelled from the Tour de France on Sunday after he appeared to deliberately hit a fellow cyclist during the race.

The Italian lashed out at French rider Elie Gesbert of Team Fortuneo while both were competing during Stage 15 from Millau to Carcassonne.

“I’m sorry for today’s incident, and I totally regret my actions,” Moscon said. “I would like to personally apologize to Elie Gesbert…. What happened was wrong and was a bad example coming from me to everyone, and I want to publicly apologize. … I make no excuse for it and accept the decision of the race organizers.”

Team Sky director Dave Brailsford said the team would consider taking further action against Moscon after the Tour concludes next weekend.

The 24-year-old Moscon was suspended by Sky for six weeks last year for using a racial slur against an opponent.

His expulsion leaves Sky with seven riders.

Sky’s Geraint Thomas is leading the race ahead of teammate Chris Froome after 15 of 21 stages.

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