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Vezzali survives in battle of Italian greats

Updated: August 18, 2004, 3:38 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Valentina Vezzali beat longtime teammate Giovanna Trillini 15-11 to win the gold medal in foil Wednesday night in a matchup of two Italian greats.

Vezzali won her fourth Olympic fencing gold, equaling the most won by a woman. The silver was Trillini's seventh Olympic medal, tying her for tops among women's fencers. Trillini also has four golds.

Sylwia Gruchala of Poland beat Aida Mohamed of Hungary 15-9 to win the bronze.

Vezzali and Trillini have ...

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