Air Force captain in fencing semifinals


Air Force Capt. Seth Kelsey celebrates his win over Estonia’s Nikolai during the men’s individual epee fencing competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London today. (Dmitry Lovetsky/The Associated Press)

Air Force Capt. Seth Kelsey reached the men’s epee semifinals at the Olympics in London today, the Associated Press reports.

Kelsey is competing in his third Olympic Games. He was ousted quickly from the Athens Games in 2004 and the Beijing Games in 2008, but won his first-round bout today over China’s Li Guojie 8-7, AP reports.

He then scored a huge upset by beating No. 1 seed and former world champion Nikolai Novosjolov of Estonia 15-11 in the round of 16. That put the 17th-seeded Kelsey into the quarterfinals, where he downed Venezuela’s Silvio Fernandez 15-9.

The men’s epee semifinals are later today. Check back here for the results.

Another U.S. military member in action today, Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft, a Navy Reserve information systems technician, came in 28th in the women’s 25mm pistol competition. Uptagrafft scored a 576, AP reports. The medalists and their scores:

1. Kim Jangmi, South Korea (591, 201.4), 792.4.

2. Chen Ying, China (585, 206.4), 791.4.

3. Olena Kostevych, Ukraine (585, 203.6), 788.6.


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