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: Britta Heidemann (R) of Germany battles against A Lam Shin of Korea (L) in the Women's Epee Individual Fencing Semifinals on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England.

: Britta Heidemann (R) of Germany battles against A Lam Shin of Korea (L) in the Women's Epee Individual Fencing Semifinals on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England.

But Time Was Up!  South Korea's Shin A-lam waits for a ruling by officials during a women's individual epee fencing semifinals match against Germany's Britta Heidemann at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.     (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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But Time Was Up! South Korea's Shin A-lam waits for a ruling by officials during a women's individual epee fencing semifinals match against Germany's Britta Heidemann at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

I couldn't even imagine how she feels being that close to gold and then an error due to a broken clock taking it away.

I couldn't even imagine how she feels being that close to gold and then an error due to a broken clock taking it away.

Lam Shin of Korea cheated by the clock that lost her the medal.

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South Korea’s Shin A Lam reacts after being defeated by Germany’s Britta Heidemann during their women’s epee individual semifinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. Losing at the Olympics hurts. But suffering an injustice, real or imagined, is agony.

South Korea’s Shin A Lam reacts after being defeated by Germany’s Britta Heidemann during their women’s epee individual semifinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. Losing at the Olympics hurts. But suffering an injustice, real or imagined, is agony.

South Korea’s Woo Young Won celebrated after his men’s saber team quarterfinals fencing match against Germany’s Nicolas Limbach (2012 Olympics)

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South Korea's Shin A Lam reacts after being defeated by Germany's Britta Heidemann (not seen) during their women's epee individual semifinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT FENCING)

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South Korea's Shin A Lam reacts after being defeated by Germany's Britta Heidemann (not seen) during their women's epee individual semifinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT FENCING)

Britta Heidemann of Germany celebrates defeating Shin A Lam of Republic of Korea during the women's Epee Individual Fencing semi-finals on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL.

Britta Heidemann of Germany celebrates defeating Shin A Lam of Republic of Korea during the women's Epee Individual Fencing semi-finals on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL.

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Shin a Lam: Fencing Controversy Exposes Embarrassing Olympic Flaws

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