Fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Fencing
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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VenueExCeL Exhibition Centre
Dates28 July – 5 August 2012
Competitors204 from 44 nations
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The fencing competitions at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were held from 28 July to 5 August at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre. Ten events (six individual, four team) were contested. The International Fencing Federation (FIE) had pushed for the inclusion of two more team events, but the International Olympic Committee voted to keep the current format of ten events.

Qualification

Qualification was primarily based on the ind. official rankings as at 2 April 2012, with further individual places available at four zonal qualifying tournaments.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Italy3227
2 South Korea2136
3 China2013
4 Ukraine1012
5 Hungary1001
 Venezuela1001
7 Russia0213
8 Germany0112
9 Egypt0101
 Japan0101
 Norway0101
 Romania0101
13 United States0011
Totals (13 entries)10101030

Despite fencing being its top medal-producing sport, France did not win any medal for the first time since 1960.[1]

Events

Men's

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Individual épée
details
Rubén Limardo
 Venezuela
Bartosz Piasecki
 Norway
Jung Jin-sun
 South Korea
Individual foil
details
Lei Sheng
 China
Alaaeldin Abouelkassem
 Egypt
Choi Byung-chul
 South Korea
Team foil
details
 Italy (ITA)
Valerio Aspromonte
Giorgio Avola
Andrea Baldini
Andrea Cassarà
 Japan (JPN)
Suguru Awaji
Kenta Chida
Ryo Miyake
Yuki Ota
 Germany (GER)
Peter Joppich
Sebastian Bachmann
Benjamin Kleibrink
André Weßels
Individual sabre
details
Áron Szilágyi
 Hungary
Diego Occhiuzzi
 Italy
Nikolay Kovalev
 Russia
Team sabre
details
 South Korea (KOR)
Gu Bon-gil
Won Woo-young
Kim Jung-hwan
Oh Eun-seok
 Romania (ROU)
Rareș Dumitrescu
Tiberiu Dolniceanu
Florin Zalomir
Alexandru Sirițeanu
 Italy (ITA)
Aldo Montano
Diego Occhiuzzi
Luigi Samele
Luigi Tarantino

Women's

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Individual épée
details
Yana Shemyakina
 Ukraine
Britta Heidemann
 Germany
Sun Yujie
 China
Team épée
details
 China (CHN)
Sun Yujie
Xu Anqi
Li Na
Luo Xiaojuan
 South Korea (KOR)
Shin A-lam
Choi In-jeong
Jung Hyo-jung
Choi Eun-sook
 United States (USA)
Courtney Hurley
Kelley Hurley
Maya Lawrence
Susie Scanlan
Individual foil
details
Elisa Di Francisca
 Italy
Arianna Errigo
 Italy
Valentina Vezzali
 Italy
Team foil
details
 Italy (ITA)
Arianna Errigo
Elisa Di Francisca
Ilaria Salvatori
Valentina Vezzali
 Russia (RUS)
Inna Deriglazova
Larisa Korobeynikova
Aida Shanaeva
Kamilla Gafurzianova
 South Korea (KOR)
Nam Hyun-hee
Jeon Hee-sook
Jung Gil-ok
Oh Ha-na
Individual sabre
details
Kim Ji-yeon
 South Korea
Sofiya Velikaya
 Russia
Olha Kharlan
 Ukraine

References

  1. ^ "Escrime : aucune médaille pour la France aux JO, une première depuis 1960" (in French). France Info. Archived from the original on 8 August 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.

External links

Media related to Fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°30′27″N 0°01′47″E / 51.5075°N 0.0297°E / 51.5075; 0.0297