As reported by Censor.NET, Kharlan overcame Korea's Jiyeon Kim in the quarter-finals 15:12, before progressing past Russia's Gavrilova 15:9 in their semi-final encounter.
In the final, Olha fenced with another Olympic champion - American Mariel Zagunis.
Kharlan confidently started the fight and led 8:2. After that, the experienced American virtually recouped, making the score 14:13 in favor of the Ukrainian. Finally, Kharlan concentrated and prevented her opponent from leveling the score, winning 15:13.
During the awards ceremony, Ukraine's anthem was played to honor Kharlan's victory.