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Ukranian fencer Yama Shemayakin won the Olympic epee gold Monday, but all eyes were on South Korea's Shin A Lam and her controversial — and tear-filled — semifinal match.

In a contentious finish that harkened back to the 1972 U.S.-Soviet Union gold medal basketball game, Shin was leading Germany's Britta Heidemann, the defending champion, and seemed on her way to the final with one second remaining. But the clock got stuck, allowing Heidemann extra time to get touches on Shin before the clock finally struck zero.

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