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Corinna Lawrence (R) came up short against Simona Gherman in the last 32
European champion Simona Gherman proved too strong for Britain's Corinna Lawrence in the last 32 of the women's epee at the ExCeL.
The 22-year-old from Plymouth had beaten Chilean Caterin Bravo Aranguiz 15-12 in the first round, but lost 15-9 to a quality opponent ranked fourth in the world.
After three days of action the crowd has yet to see a home fencer reach the last 16, but main medal hope Richard Kruse - 29 today - goes in the men's foil on Tuesday along with James Davis and Husayn Rosowsky.
Lawrence advanced to the last 32 with an impressive victory over Chilean Bravo Aranguiz earlier in the day.
At 22 Plymouth-born Lawrence was 14 years younger than her opponent, but more importantly ranked 23 places higher at 43rd in the world.
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