Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

Diego Occhiuzzi's chances at a sabre medal in London were slim—the Italian fencer came into the competition as a 14 seed. So we don't blame him for this awesome freakout after his semifinal win over Romanian Rares Dumitrescu. In a bracketed event, after all, winning a semi is the only way to guarantee a medal (though some sports take the pandy-bandy safe way and give out two bronzes).


While Occhiuzzi actually went on to lose the gold medal match to fifth-seeded Hungarian Aron Szilagyi, we're going to remember his celebration for a long time. The most amusing part, we think, is the security guard trying to keep him from scaling the wall that separates the piste area from the spectators as Occhiuzzi sought the embrace of his significant other. (Note the other security guard trying to stop the first security guard.)

We cut a bunch of his celebration out. You can watch the whole thing here.

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