World Fencing Championships

The World Fencing Championships is an annual competition in fencing organized by the Fédération Internationale d'Escrime or FIE, (International Fencing Federation in English). The world championships are, after the Olympic Games, the most prominent international competition in the sport of fencing. Contestants may participate in foil, épée, and sabre events.

World Fencing Championships
Statusactive
GenreFencing World championship
Date(s)varying
Frequencyannual
Countryvarying
Inaugurated1921 (1921)
Most recent2019
Next event2021
Organised byFIE
Websitewww.fie.ch

HistoryEdit

The FIE first organized an international fencing championship in Paris in 1921. The competition in its early years was named the European Championships (Championnats d'Europe) and the initial participants were members of the fencing federations of the FIE. In 1921, the only event was men's épée individual. In 1922 and 1923, men's sabre individual was also held. In 1925, only men's sabre individual was held. Since 1926, men's individual events have been held in all three weapons: épée, foil, and sabre. In 1929, women's foil was added to the program as well as a men's foil team event. Men's épée and sabre teams were added in 1930 and women's foil team in 1932. Women's épée individual and team events were added in 1988 and women's sabre individual and team in 1999.

After the 1936 Olympics, the government of Benito Mussolini in Italy offered national recognition and privileges to winners of Olympic or world titles but not European titles.[1] The Italian fencing federation requested that the FIE change the name of the European Championships to World Championships (Championnats du Monde). The FIE approved this request and gave retroactive World Championship status to the previous European Championships.

Since 1921, the FIE championships have occurred annually except for an interruption forced by World War II from 1939 to 1946 and in some of the years when the Summer Olympics are held. The fencing competitions at the Summer Olympics have served as the World Championships of the year for the relevant events. Since 1932, World Championships have been held during the Olympic years only for those events not being held during that year's Summer Olympics. For the years 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, and 1956, World Championships were held only in Women's Foil Team since that event was not on the Olympic program during those years. After this event was added to the Olympic program beginning with the 1960 Olympics, the FIE stopped holding World Championships during the Olympic years until 1988 when women's épée individual and women's épée team events were added to the World Championship program but the IOC declined to add these events to the Olympic program. A World Championship in these two events was again held in 1992 for the same reason. Finally, in 1996 the IOC added these two events to the Olympic program and the FIE again stopped holding a World Championship in an Olympic year.

When the FIE added women's sabre to the World Championships in 1999, the IOC refused to add these two events to the 2000 Olympic program and so the FIE held a World Championships in only women's sabre in 2000. For the 2004 Olympics, the IOC allowed women's sabre to be contested at the Olympics but only under the condition that the number of fencing events being contested (individual and team) remain at ten. The FIE reluctantly agreed to this condition and has satisfied it by not contesting two of the team events at the Olympics but holding World Championships for them instead during those years. So World Championships have been held but Olympic events have not been held (2004–2016) for the following events:

  • 2004 – women's foil team, women's sabre team
  • 2008 – men's foil team, women's épée team
  • 2012 – men's épée team, women's sabre team
  • 2016 – men's sabre team, women's foil team

From 2020 Summer Olympics, all 12 fencing events are held, which means no World Championships are held on Olympic years.[2]

NamingEdit

These World Fencing Championships are usually referred to as Senior World Fencing Championships because the FIE also runs three other World Championships. Beginning in 1950, the FIE also sanctioned an annual competitions which it originally called the Junior World Criterium (Criterium Mondial des Jeunes). Entries were originally restricted to those 21 years of age or lower but in 1960 the age limit was dropped to 20. In 1964, the name of the competition was officially changed to Junior World Championships and world championship status was retroactively granted to the participants of the previous competitions.

Beginning in 1987, the FIE began sanctioning an annual competition called the Cadet World Championships. Entries were restricted to those 17 years of age or lower. Originally the Junior and Cadet World Championships were held in different cities on different dates but beginning in 1993 they've been called the Junior/Cadet World Championships and have been held at the same venue with all of the cadet events held first followed by all of the junior events.

Beginning in 1997, the FIE began sanctioning an annual competition called the Veteran World Championships. Entries were restricted to those 40 years of age or older the first year and 50 years or older in subsequent years.

HostsEdit

Edition Year Host City Country Events
International Fencing Championships (Unofficial)
1 1921 Paris   France 1
2 1922 Paris
Ostend
  France
  Belgium
1
1
3 1923 The Hague   Netherlands 2
4 1925 Ostend   Belgium 1
5 1926 Budapest
Ostend
  Hungary
  Belgium
2
1
6 1927 Vichy   France 3
7 1929 Naples   Italy 5
8 1930 Liège   Belgium 7
9 1931 Vienna   Austria 7
10 1932 Copenhagen   Denmark 1
11 1933 Budapest   Hungary 8
12 1934 Warsaw   Poland 8
13 1935 Lausanne    Switzerland 8
14 1936 San Remo   Italy 1
World Fencing Championships (Official)
1 1937 Paris   France 8
2 1938 Piešťany   Czechoslovakia 7
3 1947 Lisbon   Portugal 8
4 1948 The Hague   Netherlands 1
5 1949 Cairo   Egypt 7
6 1950 Monte Carlo   Monaco 8
7 1951 Stockholm   Sweden 8
8 1952 Copenhagen   Denmark 1
9 1953 Brussels   Belgium 8
10 1954 Luxembourg   Luxembourg 8
11 1955 Rome   Italy 8
12 1956 London   Great Britain 1
13 1957 Paris   France 8
14 1958 Philadelphia   United States 8
15 1959 Budapest   Hungary 8
16 1961 Turin   Italy 8
17 1962 Buenos Aires   Argentina 8
18 1963 Gdańsk   Poland 8
19 1965 Paris   France 8
20 1966 Moscow   Soviet Union 8
21 1967 Montreal   Canada 8
22 1969 Havana   Cuba 8
23 1970 Ankara   Turkey 8
24 1971 Vienna   Austria 8
25 1973 Gothenburg   Sweden 8
26 1974 Grenoble   France 8
Edition Year Host City Country Events
27 1975 Budapest   Hungary 8
28 1977 Buenos Aires   Argentina 8
29 1978 Hamburg   West Germany 8
30 1979 Melbourne   Australia 8
31 1981 Clermont-Ferrand   France 8
32 1982 Rome   Italy 8
33 1983 Vienna   Austria 8
34 1985 Barcelona   Spain 8
35 1986 Sofia   Bulgaria 8
36 1987 Lausanne    Switzerland 8
37 1988 Orléans   France 2
38 1989 Denver   United States 10
39 1990 Lyon   France 10
40 1991 Budapest   Hungary 10
41 1992 Havana   Cuba 2
42 1993 Essen   Germany 10
43 1994 Athens   Greece 10
44 1995 The Hague   Netherlands 10
45 1997 Cape Town   South Africa 10
46 1998 La Chaux-de-Fonds    Switzerland 10
47 1999 Seoul   South Korea 12
48 2000 Budapest   Hungary 2
49 2001 Nîmes   France 12
50 2002 Lisbon   Portugal 12
51 2003 Havana   Cuba 12
52 2004 New York City   United States 2
53 2005 Leipzig   Germany 12
54 2006 Turin   Italy 12
55 2007 Saint Petersburg   Russia 12
56 2008 Beijing   China 2
57 2009 Antalya   Turkey 12
58 2010 Paris   France 12
59 2011 Catania   Italy 12
60 2012 Kyiv   Ukraine 2
61 2013 Budapest   Hungary 12
62 2014 Kazan   Russia 12
63 2015 Moscow   Russia 12
64 2016 Rio de Janeiro   Brazil 2
65 2017 Leipzig   Germany 12
66 2018 Wuxi   China 12
67 2019 Budapest   Hungary 12
68 2021 Cairo   Egypt 12

Hosting tallyEdit

Hosting nations 1921–2021
Times hosted Host country
12   France
8   Hungary
7   Italy
5   Belgium
3   Austria,   Cuba,   Germany,   Netherlands,   Russia,    Switzerland,   United States
2   Argentina,   China,   Denmark,   Egypt,   Poland,   Portugal,   Sweden,   Turkey
1   Australia,   Brazil,   Bulgaria,   Canada,   Czechoslovakia,   Great Britain,   Greece,

  Luxembourg,   Monaco,   South Africa,   South Korea,   Soviet Union,   Spain,   Ukraine,   West Germany

Medal tableEdit

This table has been last updated after the 2019 World Fencing Championships. This counts the medals from the World Championships since 1921 and does not include the results of the fencing competitions at the Summer Olympics.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Italy116104133353
2  France929394279
3  Soviet Union925447193
4  Hungary918694271
5  Russia563236124
6  West Germany25261667
7  Germany223445101
8  Poland17294187
9  Romania13223065
10  Ukraine12121943
11  United States11131438
12  China8191643
13  South Korea8112544
14  Sweden7152143
15  Cuba65920
16  Estonia56617
17  Denmark53412
18  Austria44917
19  Great Britain36918
20  Netherlands33612
21   Switzerland291324
22  Belgium241016
23  Spain22610
24  Azerbaijan2147
25  Bulgaria1348
26  Czechoslovakia1315
27  Japan1146
28  Norway1012
29  Brazil1001
30  Venezuela0202
31  Tunisia0134
32  Belarus0123
  Canada0123
  East Germany0123
35  Portugal0101
36  Egypt0077
37  CIS0011
  Colombia0011
  Finland0011
  Greece0011
  Hong Kong0011
  Iran0011
Totals (42 nations)6096077391955

World championsEdit

ÉpéeEdit

Year Men's individual Women's individual Men's team Women's team
1921   Lucien Gaudin
1922   Raoul Heide
1923   Wouter Brouwer
1926   Georges Tainturier
1927   Georges Buchard
1929   Philippe Cattiau
1930   Philippe Cattiau   Belgium
1931   Georges Buchard   Italy
1933   Georges Buchard   Italy
1934   Pál Dunay   France
1935   Hans Drakenberg   France
1937   Bernard Schmetz   Italy
1938   Michel Pécheux   France
1939–1946 did not take place due to World War II
1947   Édouard Artigas   France
1949   Dario Mangiarotti   Italy
1950   Mogens Lüchow   Italy
1951   Edoardo Mangiarotti   France
1953   József Sákovics   Italy
1954   Edoardo Mangiarotti   Italy
1955   Giorgio Anglesio   Italy
1957   Armand Mouyal   Italy
1958   Bill Hoskyns   Italy
1959   Bruno Habārovs   Hungary
1961   Jack Guittet   Soviet Union
1962   István Kausz   France
1963   Roland Losert   Poland
1965   Zoltán Nemere   France
1966   Aleksey Nikanchikov   France
1967   Aleksey Nikanchikov   Soviet Union
1969   Bohdan Andrzejewski   Soviet Union
1970   Aleksey Nikanchikov   Hungary
1971   Grigory Kriss   Hungary
1973   Rolf Edling   West Germany
1974   Rolf Edling   Sweden
1975   Alexander Pusch   Sweden
1977   Johan Harmenberg   Sweden
1978   Alexander Pusch   Hungary
1979   Philippe Riboud   Soviet Union
1981   Zoltán Székely   Soviet Union
1982   Jenő Pap   France
1983   Elmar Borrmann   France
1985   Philippe Boisse   West Germany
1986   Philippe Riboud   West Germany
1987   Volker Fischer   Soviet Union
1988 event not held   Brigitte Benon event not held   West Germany
1989   Manuel Pereira   Anja Straub   Italy   Hungary
1990   Thomas Gerull   Taymi Chappe   Italy   West Germany
1991   Andrey Shuvalov   Mariann Horváth   Soviet Union   Hungary
1992 event not held   Mariann Horváth event not held   Hungary
1993   Pavel Kolobkov   Oksana Jermakova   Italy   Hungary
1994   Pavel Kolobkov   Laura Chiesa   France   Spain
1995   Éric Srecki   Joanna Jakimiuk   Germany   Hungary
1997   Éric Srecki   Mirayda García   Cuba   Hungary
1998   Hugues Obry   Laura Flessel-Colovic   Hungary   Italy
1999   Arnd Schmitt   Laura Flessel-Colovic   France   Hungary
2001   Paolo Milanoli   Claudia Bokel   Hungary   Russia
2002   Pavel Kolobkov   Hyun Hee   France   Hungary
2003   Fabrice Jeannet   Natalia Konrad   Russia   Russia
2005   Pavel Kolobkov   Danuta Dmowska   France   France
2006   Wang Lei   Tímea Nagy   France   China
2007   Krisztián Kulcsár   Britta Heidemann   France   France
2008 events not held   France
2009   Anton Avdeyev   Lyubov Shutova   France   Italy
2010   Nikolai Novosjolov   Maureen Nisima   France   Romania
2011   Paolo Pizzo   Li Na   France   Romania
2012 events not held   United States event not held
2013   Nikolai Novosjolov   Julia Beljajeva   Hungary   Russia
2014   Ulrich Robeiri   Rossella Fiamingo   France   Russia
2015   Géza Imre   Rossella Fiamingo   Ukraine   China
2017   Paolo Pizzo   Tatyana Gudkova   France   Estonia
2018   Yannick Borel   Mara Navarria    Switzerland   United States
2019   Gergely Siklósi   Nathalie Moellhausen   France   China

FoilEdit

Year Men's individual Women's individual Men's team Women's team
1926   Giorgio Chiavacci
1927   Oreste Puliti
1929   Oreste Puliti   Helene Mayer   Italy
1930   Giulio Gaudini   Jenny Addams   Italy
1931   René Lemoine   Helene Mayer   Italy
1932 events not held   Denmark
1933   Gioacchino Guaragna   Gwendoline Neligan   Italy   Hungary
1934   Giulio Gaudini   Ilona Elek   Italy   Hungary
1935   André Gardère   Ilona Elek   Italy   Hungary
1936 events not held   Germany
1937   Gustavo Marzi   Helene Mayer   Italy   Hungary
1938   Gioacchino Guaragna   Marie Šedivá   Italy event not held
1939–1946 did not take place due to World War II
1947   Christian d'Oriola   Ellen Müller-Preis   France   Denmark
1948 events not held   Denmark
1949   Christian d'Oriola   Ellen Müller-Preis   Italy event not held
1950   Renzo Nostini   Ellen Müller-Preis &
  Renée Garilhe
  Italy   France
1951   Manlio Di Rosa   Ilona Elek   France   France
1952 events not held   Hungary
1953   Christian d'Oriola   Irene Camber   France   Hungary
1954   Christian d'Oriola   Karen Lachmann   Italy   Hungary
1955   József Gyuricza   Lídia Dömölky   Italy   Hungary
1956 events not held   Soviet Union
1957   Mihály Fülöp   Alexandra Zabelina   Hungary   Italy
1958   Giancarlo Bergamini   Valentina Rastvorova   France   Soviet Union
1959   Allan Jay   Emma Yefimova   Soviet Union   Hungary
1961   Ryszard Parulski   Heidi Schmid   Soviet Union   Soviet Union
1962   German Sveshnikov   Olga Szabó-Orbán   Soviet Union   Hungary
1963   Jean-Claude Magnan   Ildikó Rejtő   Soviet Union   Soviet Union
1965   Jean-Claude Magnan   Galina Gorokhova   Soviet Union   Soviet Union
1966   German Sveshnikov   Tatyana Samusenko   Soviet Union   Soviet Union
1967   Viktor Putyatin   Alexandra Zabelina   Romania   Hungary
1969   Friedrich Wessel   Elena Belova   Soviet Union   Romania
1970   Friedrich Wessel   Galina Gorokhova   Soviet Union   Soviet Union
1971   Vasyl Stankovych   Marie-Chantal Demaille   France   Soviet Union
1973   Christian Noël   Valentina Nikonova   Soviet Union   Hungary
1974   Alexander Romankov   Ildikó Bóbis   Soviet Union   Soviet Union
1975   Christian Noël   Ecaterina Stahl   France   Soviet Union
1977   Alexander Romankov   Valentina Sidorova   West Germany   Soviet Union
1978   Didier Flament   Valentina Sidorova   Poland   Soviet Union
1979   Alexander Romankov   Cornelia Hanisch   Soviet Union   Soviet Union
1981   Vladimir Smirnov   Cornelia Hanisch   Soviet Union   Soviet Union
1982   Alexander Romankov   Nailya Gilyazova   Soviet Union   Italy
1983   Alexander Romankov   Dorina Vaccaroni   West Germany   Italy
1985   Mauro Numa   Cornelia Hanisch   Italy   West Germany
1986   Andrea Borella   Anja Fichtel   Italy   Soviet Union
1987   Mathias Gey   Elisabeta Tufan   West Germany   Hungary
1989   Alexander Koch   Olga Velichko   Soviet Union   West Germany
1990   Philippe Omnès   Anja Fichtel   Italy   Italy
1991   Ingo Weißenborn   Giovanna Trillini   Cuba   Italy
1993   Alexander Koch   Francesca Bortolozzi   Germany   Germany
1994   Rolando Tucker   Réka Szabó-Lăzar   Italy   Romania
1995   Dmitriy Shevchenko   Laura Badea   Cuba   Italy
1997   Sergei Golubitsky   Giovanna Trillini   France   Italy
1998   Sergei Golubitsky   Sabine Bau   Poland   Italy
1999   Sergei Golubitsky   Valentina Vezzali   France   Germany
2001   Salvatore Sanzo   Valentina Vezzali   France   Italy
2002   Simone Vanni   Svetlana Boiko   Germany   Russia
2003   Peter Joppich   Valentina Vezzali   Italy   Poland
2004 events not held   Italy
2005   Salvatore Sanzo   Valentina Vezzali   France   South Korea
2006   Peter Joppich   Margherita Granbassi   France   Russia
2007   Peter Joppich   Valentina Vezzali   France   Poland
2008 events not held   Italy event not held
2009   Andrea Baldini   Aida Shanayeva   Italy   Italy
2010   Peter Joppich   Elisa Di Francisca   China   Italy
2011   Andrea Cassarà   Valentina Vezzali   China   Russia
2013   Miles Chamley-Watson   Arianna Errigo   Italy   Italy
2014   Aleksey Cheremisinov   Arianna Errigo   France   Italy
2015   Yūki Ōta   Inna Deriglazova   Italy   Italy
2016 events not held   Russia
2017   Dmitry Zherebchenko   Inna Deriglazova   Italy   Italy
2018   Alessio Foconi   Alice Volpi   Italy   United States
2019   Enzo Lefort   Inna Deriglazova   United States   Russia

SabreEdit

Year Men's individual Women's individual Men's team Women's team
1922   Adrianus de Jong
1923   Adrianus de Jong
1925   János Garay
1926   Sándor Gombos
1927   Sándor Gombos
1929   Gyula Glykais
1930   György Piller   Hungary
1931   György Piller   Hungary
1933   Endre Kabos   Hungary
1934   Endre Kabos   Hungary
1935   Aladár Gerevich   Hungary
1937   Pál Kovács   Hungary
1938   Aldo Montano   Italy
1939–1946 did not take place due to World War II
1947   Aldo Montano   Italy
1949   Gastone Darè   Italy
1950   Jean Levavasseur   Italy
1951   Aladár Gerevich   Hungary
1953   Pál Kovács   Hungary
1954   Rudolf Kárpáti   Hungary
1955   Aladár Gerevich   Hungary
1957   Jerzy Pawłowski   Hungary
1958   Yakov Rylsky   Hungary
1959   Rudolf Kárpáti   Poland
1961   Yakov Rylsky   Poland
1962   Zoltán Horváth   Poland
1963   Yakov Rylsky   Poland
1965   Jerzy Pawłowski   Soviet Union
1966   Jerzy Pawłowski   Hungary
1967   Mark Rakita   Soviet Union
1969   Viktor Sidyak   Soviet Union
1970   Tibor Pézsa   Soviet Union
1971   Michele Maffei   Soviet Union
1973   Mario Aldo Montano   Hungary
1974   Mario Aldo Montano   Soviet Union
1975   Vladimir Nazlymov   Soviet Union
1977   Pál Gerevich   Soviet Union
1978   Viktor Krovopuskov   Hungary
1979   Vladimir Nazlymov   Soviet Union
1981   Mariusz Wodke   Hungary
1982   Viktor Krovopuskov   Hungary
1983   Vasil Etropolski   Soviet Union
1985   György Nébald   Soviet Union
1986   Sergey Mindirgasov   Soviet Union
1987   Jean-François Lamour   Soviet Union
1989   Grigory Kiriyenko   Soviet Union
1990   György Nébald   Soviet Union
1991   Grigory Kiriyenko   Hungary
1993   Grigory Kiriyenko   Hungary
1994   Felix Becker   Russia
1995   Grigory Kiriyenko   Italy
1997   Stanislav Pozdnyakov   France
1998   Luigi Tarantino   Hungary
1999   Damien Touya   Yelena Jemayeva   France   Italy
2000 event not held   Yelena Jemayeva event not held   United States
2001   Stanislav Pozdnyakov   Anne-Lise Touya   Russia   Russia
2002   Stanislav Pozdnyakov   Tan Xue   Russia   Russia
2003   Volodymyr Lukashenko   Dorina Mihai   Russia   Italy
2004 events not held   Russia
2005   Mihai Covaliu   Anne-Lise Touya   Russia   United States
2006   Stanislav Pozdnyakov   Rebecca Ward   France   France
2007   Stanislav Pozdnyakov   Yelena Nechayeva   Hungary   France
2008 events not held
2009   Nicolas Limbach   Mariel Zagunis   Romania   Ukraine
2010   Won Woo-young   Mariel Zagunis   Russia   Russia
2011   Aldo Montano   Sofya Velikaya   Russia   Russia
2012 events not held   Russia
2013   Veniamin Reshetnikov   Olha Kharlan   Russia   Ukraine
2014   Nikolay Kovalev   Olha Kharlan   Germany   United States
2015   Aleksey Yakimenko   Sofya Velikaya   Italy   Russia
2016 events not held   Russia event not held
2017   András Szatmári   Olha Kharlan   South Korea   Italy
2018   Kim Jung-hwan   Sofia Pozdniakova   South Korea   France
2019   Oh Sang-uk   Olha Kharlan   South Korea   Russia

Multiple gold medalistsEdit

Boldface denotes active fencers and highest medal count among all fencers (including these who not included in these tables) per type. The numbers in brackets denotes number of medals earned at the unofficial World Championships in 1921-1936 (known as European Championships back then) which are counted in overall statistics.

MenEdit

All eventsEdit

Rank Fencer Country Weapon(s) From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Aladár Gerevich   Hungary Sabre & Foil 1931 1959 (5) 14 (5) 2 (1) 3 (1) (6) 19 (6)
2 Edoardo Mangiarotti   Italy Épée & Foil 1937 1958 13 8 5 26
3 Stanislav Pozdnyakov   Russia Sabre 1994 2007 10 5 2 17
4 Vladimir Nazlymov   Soviet Union Sabre 1967 1979 10 3 2 15
5 Alexandr Romankov   Soviet Union Foil 1974 1989 10 2 3 15
6 Pál Kovács   Hungary Sabre 1933 1958 (1) 10 (1) 2 (1) 12 (1)
7 Gustavo Marzi   Italy Foil & Sabre 1929 1938 (5) 9 (5) (10) 11 (10) (1) 1 (1) (16) 21 (16)
8 German Sveshnikov   Soviet Union Foil 1958 1969 9 2 1 12
9 Giulio Gaudini   Italy Foil & Sabre 1929 1938 (7) 8 (7) (7) 7 (7) (2) 2 (2) (16) 17 (16)
10 Christian d'Oriola   France Foil 1947 1958 8 5 13

Individual eventsEdit

Rank Fencer Country Weapon From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Stanislav Pozdnyakov   Russia Sabre 1994 2007 5 3 8
2 Alexandr Romankov   Soviet Union Foil 1974 1983 5 1 6
3 Pavel Kolobkov   Soviet Union
  Russia
Épée 1989 2005 4 1 2 7
4 Christian d'Oriola   France Foil 1947 1955 4 1 5
5 Peter Joppich   Germany Foil 2003 2010 4 1 5
Grigory Kiriyenko   Soviet Union
  Russia
Sabre 1989 1995 4 1 5
7 Jerzy Pawłowski   Poland Sabre 1957 1971 3 4 1 8
8 Sergei Golubitsky   Ukraine Foil 1993 1999 3 1 1 5
9 Aladár Gerevich   Hungary Sabre 1935 1955 (1) 3 (1) 1 (1) 4 (1)
Aleksey Nikanchikov   Soviet Union Épée 1966 1970 3 1 4

WomenEdit

All eventsEdit

Rank Fencer Country Weapon From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Valentina Vezzali   Italy Foil 1994 2016 16 6 4 26
2 Ilona Elek   Hungary Foil 1933 1956 (5) 11 (5) (1) 5 (1) 2 (6) 18 (6)
3 Galina Gorokhova   Soviet Union Foil 1958 1971 9 6 1 16
4 Alexandra Zabelina   Soviet Union Foil 1956 1971 9 6 15
5 Giovanna Trillini   Italy Foil 1986 2007 9 5 6 20
6 Valentina Sidorova (Burochkina)   Soviet Union Foil 1973 1986 9 2 1 12
7 Arianna Errigo   Italy Foil 2009 2019 8 5 5 18
8 Sofya Velikaya   Russia Sabre 2004 2019 8 5 3 16
9 Margit Elek   Hungary Foil 1933 1956 (3) 8 (3) (2) 4 (2) 1 (5) 13 (5)
10 Elena Belova (Novikova)   Soviet Union Foil 1969 1979 8 4 12

Individual eventsEdit

Rank Fencer Country Weapon From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Valentina Vezzali   Italy Foil 1994 2014 6 2 4 12
2 Olha Kharlan   Ukraine Sabre 2009 2019 4 2 1 7
3 Ilona Elek   Hungary Foil 1934 1955 (2) 3 (2) 2 1 (2) 6 (2)
4 Ellen Müller-Preis   Austria Foil 1931 1950 3 (1) 1 (1) (1) 2 (1) (2) 6 (2)
5 Inna Deriglazova   Russia Foil 2013 2019 3 1 4
Cornelia Hanisch   West Germany Foil 1978 1985 3 1 4
7 Helene Mayer   Germany Foil 1929 1937 (2) 3 (2) (2) 3 (2)
8 Sofya Velikaya   Russia Sabre 2005 2019 2 3 1 6
9 Mariel Zagunis   United States Sabre 2006 2014 2 3 5
10 Giovanna Trillini   Italy Foil 1990 2007 2 2 3 7

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cohen. By the Sword. pp. 375, footnote.
  2. ^ Fencing To Have Full Medal Count in Tokyo 2020 Olympics fencing.net

SourcesEdit

External linksEdit