Bulgarian Fencer Defeated in Olympic Debut by No 3
Bulgarian fencer Margarita Tschomakova did not manage to get past No. 3-ranked Olga Kharlan of Ukraine as she made her debut in the Olympic Games.
In the women's fencing individual saber first bout Olga Kharlan beat Margarita Tschomakova 15-8.
The Bulgarian picked up a tough draw for the Olympic Games because of her low ranking.
Margarita Tschomakova was not the first Tschomakova to represent Bulgaria at the Olympic Games. Her father, Georgi competed in three Summer Games for the country, finishing his career at the 1988 Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Margarita, a standout fencer for Ohio State for four seasons, was a Big Ten Medal of Honor finalist in 2012 while helping the Buckeyes to the NCAA championship in Columbus.
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