Team USA fencer Daryl Homer wins silver; Szilagyi repeats as sabre champion

Defending gold medal sabre champion Aron Szilagyi has retained his title in Rio as he wins Hungary its second fencing gold in Brazil.

It’s a disappointing end to an outstanding run by U.S. representative Daryl Homer who brings home the second fencing silver medal of these games.

Before he even arrived in Rio de Janiero, Daryl Homer acknowledged the fickle nature of the sabre competition.

That was on full display throughout the competition with several upsets including that of gold medal favorite Alexey Yakimenko.

There was one thing that did remain consistent though and that was Homer himself.

Even in defeat he never strayed from what got him here in the first place.

His tenacity, technique and athleticism were on prominent display as he showed himself to be a much more refined and confident fighter than he did in London.

But in the end he couldn’t overcome Szilagyi’s experience and quickness.

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