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Fencing at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France (FRA)2204
2  Italy (ITA)2057
3  Germany (GER)2002
4  United States (USA)1326
5  China (CHN)1102
6  Russia (RUS)1001
  Ukraine (UKR)1001
8  Romania (ROU)0112
9  Japan (JPN)0101
  Poland (POL)0101
  South Korea (KOR)0101
12  Hungary (HUN)0011
  Spain (ESP)0011
Totals (13 nations)10101030

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual Épée
details
Matteo Tagliariol
  Italy
Fabrice Jeannet
  France
José Luis Abajo
  Spain
Team épée
details
  France (FRA)
Fabrice Jeannet
Jérôme Jeannet
Ulrich Robeiri
  Poland (POL)
Robert Andrzejuk
Tomasz Motyka
Adam Wiercioch
Radosław Zawrotniak
  Italy (ITA)
Stefano Carozzo
Diego Confalonieri
Alfredo Rota
Matteo Tagliariol
Individual foil
details
Benjamin Kleibrink
  Germany
Yuki Ota
  Japan
Salvatore Sanzo
  Italy
Individual sabre
details
Zhong Man
  China
Nicolas Lopez
  France
Mihai Covaliu
  Romania
Team sabre
details
  France (FRA)
Julien Pillet
Boris Sanson
Nicolas Lopez
  United States (USA)
Tim Morehouse
Jason Rogers
Keeth Smart
James Williams
  Italy (ITA)
Aldo Montano
Luigi Tarantino
Giampiero Pastore
Diego Occhiuzzi

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual Épée
details
Britta Heidemann
  Germany
Ana Maria Brânză
  Romania
Ildikó Mincza-Nébald
  Hungary
Individual foil
details
Valentina Vezzali
  Italy
Nam Hyun-Hee
  South Korea
Margherita Granbassi
  Italy
Team foil
details
  Russia (RUS)
Svetlana Boiko
Aida Chanaeva
Victoria Nikichina
Evgenia Lamonova
  United States (USA)
Emily Cross
Hanna Thompson
Erinn Smart
  Italy (ITA)
Valentina Vezzali
Giovanna Trillini
Margherita Granbassi
Ilaria Salvatori
Individual sabre
details
Mariel Zagunis
  United States
Sada Jacobson
  United States
Becca Ward
  United States
Team sabre
details
  Ukraine (UKR)
Olha Zhovnir
Olga Kharlan
Halyna Pundyk
Olena Khomrova
  China (CHN)
Bao Yingying
Huang Haiyang
Ni Hong
Tan Xue
  United States (USA)
Sada Jacobson
Becca Ward
Mariel Zagunis

EventsEdit

10 sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

  • Individual Épée Men
  • Individual Épée Women
  • Individual Foil Men
  • Individual Foil Women
  • Individual Sabre Men
  • Individual Sabre Women
  • Team Épée Men
  • Team Foil Women
  • Team Sabre Men
  • Team Sabre Women

Competition formatEdit

The Fencing competition at the Olympic Games consists of a single elimination tournament. The 2 losers in the semifinal will fence for the bronze medal.

QualificationEdit

Participating nationsEdit

Nation Men's
Individual Épée
Men's
Team Épée
Men's
Individual Foil
Men's
Individual Sabre
Men's
Team Sabre
Women's Individual Épée Women's Individual Foil Women's Team Foil Women's
Individual Sabre
Women's
Team Sabre
Total
  Algeria 1 1 2
  Argentina 1 1
  Australia 1 1 2
  Austria 1 1
  Belarus 3 X 3
  Brazil 1 1 2
  Burkina Faso 1 1
  Canada 1 1 1 1 1 3 X (1) 9
  Chile 1 1
  China 3 X (1) 2 3 X (1) 2 3 X (1) 3 X (1) 20
  Cuba 1 1 2
  Egypt 1 1 3 X (1) 1 3 X 10
  Estonia 1 1
  France 3 X 2 3 X 2 1 3 X (1) 15
  Germany 2 1 2 3 X 1 9
  Great Britain 1 1 1 3
  Hong Kong 1 1 1 3
  Hungary 3 X (1) 3 X (1) 2 3 X(1) 1 15
  Ireland 1 1
  Israel 1 1 1 3
  Italy 3 X (1) 2 3 X (1) 3 X (1) 2 16
  Japan 1 2 1 1 1 1 7
  Kyrgyzstan 1 1
  Mexico 1 1
  Morocco 1 1 2
  Netherlands 1 1 2
  Norway 1 1
  Panama 1 1
  Peru 1 1
  Poland 3 X (1) 1 1 3 X (1) 3 X 13
  Portugal 1 1 2
  Qatar 1 1
  Romania 1 2 1 1 5
  Russia 1 3 X 2 3 X (1) 3 X (1) 14
  Senegal 2 1 3
  South Africa 3 X 3 X (1) 7
  South Korea 3 X 1 1 1 2 2 10
  Spain 1 1 2 1 5
  Sweden 1 1
  Switzerland 1 1 2
  Thailand 1 1 2
  Tunisia 1 1 2
  Ukraine 3 X (1) 1 1 3 X (1) 10
  United States 1 1 3 X (1) 1 3 X 3 X 13
  Venezuela 3 X 1 1 1 1 7
Total athletes 41 32 26 40 29 25 41 29 39 30 233
Total NOCs 23 9 21 21 8 20 24 8 21 8 45

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