London 2012 fencing: Corinna Lawrence fails to reach last 16

Corinna Lawrence
Corinna Lawrence

Great Britain's Corinna Lawrence failed to make the last 16 of the women's epee, beaten by Romania's European champion Simona Gherman.

Plymouth fencer Lawrence, 22, lost 15-9 at the ExCel to the world number four.

She had beaten Chilean Caterin Bravo Aranguiz 15-12 in round one.

After three days of action, no home fencer has reached the last 16, but main medal hope Richard Kruse, 29, goes in the men's foil on Tuesday, along with James Davis and Husayn Rosowsky.

Romania and China are expected to dominate the medals, with the two countries each having three fencers in the world's top eight.

Final Results

Final results by Athlete
Rank Athlete Country Medal moment
1 Shemyakina UKR
2 Heidemann GER
3 Sun CHN