Fourth place for Air Force captain


Air Force Capt. Seth Kelsey, right, battles Venezuela’s Ruben Limardo Gascon during a semifinal match in the men’s individual epee fencing competition on Wednesday. (Andrew Medichini / The Associated Press)

Seth Kelsey, the Air Force captain competing in his third Olympic Games, lost in overtime in the bronze medal match of men’s individual epee event. The score was 11-12, according to the London 2012 website.

Kelsey lost to South Korean Jinsun Jung on Wednesday after a string of victories, including one over No. 1-seeded Nikolai Novosjolov of Estonia.

In the bronze medal bout, Kelsey battled back to tie the match at 11, and then made a bold choice, according to The Gazette of Colorado Springs, Colo.

“I’ve always been disappointed in my previous Olympic performances,” Kelsey said. “Today, I beat three good guys,” Kelsey said, according to The Gazette.

The Times-News of Idaho also found Kelsey to be in a good mood at the end of the day.

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