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Brazil: Victorious fencing team arrive to a hero’s welcome at Russia Fan's House01:33

Brazil: Victorious fencing team arrive to a hero’s welcome at Russia Fan's House

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
August 13, 2016 at 06:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia’s Olympic men’s fencing team arrived to a hero’s welcome at the Russia Fan's House in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night, after defeating France in the team foil final to take the gold medal.

Arriving at the venue to scores of flag waving fans, team coach Ilgar Mammadov departed the bus brandishing one of foils used by the team in the victory above his head. The team proceeded to take to the stage to address the crowd and to give a rendition national anthem.

The team, which was made up of fencers Aleksei Cheremisinov, Timur Safin and Artur Akmatkhuzin beat the French team, 45 points to 41.

Brazil: Victorious fencing team arrive to a hero’s welcome at Russia Fan's House01:33
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Russia’s Olympic men’s fencing team arrived to a hero’s welcome at the Russia Fan's House in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night, after defeating France in the team foil final to take the gold medal.

Arriving at the venue to scores of flag waving fans, team coach Ilgar Mammadov departed the bus brandishing one of foils used by the team in the victory above his head. The team proceeded to take to the stage to address the crowd and to give a rendition national anthem.

The team, which was made up of fencers Aleksei Cheremisinov, Timur Safin and Artur Akmatkhuzin beat the French team, 45 points to 41.