The world's top saber fencer, Alexandra Pokrovskaya, is famous, rich, and happy. Just one feat stands between her and the history books: taking Olympic gold. One feat, and one opponent - nineteen-year-old Kira Yegorova, a small-town girl who conquered Moscow overnight. Kira is stunning the competition, featuring on the covers of magazines as she goes. Will she take Pokrovskaya's place?