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Ali Bernard eliminated at Olympics

August 9, 2012
The Journal

LONDON - New Ulm's Ali Bernard's lost her opening match to Jenny Fransson of Sweden, then was eliminated from competition as Fransson lost her next match.

Bernard lost 3-0, 3-1 to Fransson. Stanka Zlateva of Bulgaria, a five-time world champion, then defeated Fransson 1-0, 1-0.

"It was just bad,'' a clearly disappointed Bernard said in a videotaped interview with after the match (view interview at "I just didn't come ready, and I did poorly. I just really don't know what else to say. It was not a good situation."

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Ali Bernard of New Ulm, Minn., competes against Jenny Fransson of Sweden (in blue) during a 72-kg women's freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)



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