Fencing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's épée

The women's épée fencing competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place on August 13 at the Olympic Green Convention Centre.

Women's épée
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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VenueOlympic Green Convention Centre
Date13 August 2008
Competitors25 from 20 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Britta Heidemann  Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ana Maria Brânză  Romania
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ildikó Mincza-Nébald  Hungary
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The épée competition consisted of a five-round single-elimination bracket with a bronze medal match between the two semifinal losers. Fencing was done to 15 touches or to the completion of three three-minute rounds if neither fencer reached 15 touches by then.

At the end of time, the higher-scoring fencer was the winner; a tie resulted in an additional one-minute sudden-death time period. This sudden-death period was further modified by the selection of a draw-winner beforehand; if neither fencer scored a touch during the minute, the predetermined draw-winner won the bout.

DrawEdit

FinalsEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Britta Heidemann (GER) 15
 
 
 
  Li Na (CHN) 13
 
  Britta Heidemann (GER) 15
 
 
 
  Ana Maria Brânză (ROU) 11
 
  Ildikó Mincza-Nébald (HUN) 14
 
 
  Ana Maria Brânză (ROU) 15
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
 
 
 
  Li Na (CHN) 11
 
 
  Ildikó Mincza-Nébald (HUN) 15

Section 1Edit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
1   Britta Heidemann (GER) 12
17   Kelley Hurley (USA) 6 16   Jung Hyo-Jung (KOR) 5
16   Jung Hyo-Jung (KOR) 15 1   Britta Heidemann (GER) 15
9   Tatiana Logounova (RUS) 6 24   Emma Samuelsson (SWE) 10
24   Emma Samuelsson (SWE) 15 24   Emma Samuelsson (SWE) 15
25   Aya El Sayed (EGY) 7 8   Hajnalka Kiraly Picot (FRA) 13
8   Hajnalka Kiraly Picot (FRA) 15 1   Britta Heidemann (GER) 15
4   Li Na (CHN) 13
5   Zhong Weiping (CHN) 11
21   Noam Mills (ISR) 8 12   Laura Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 13
12   Laura Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15 12   Laura Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 10
13   Sophie Lamon (SUI) 15 4   Li Na (CHN) 15
20   María Martínez (VEN) 9 13   Sophie Lamon (SUI) 10
4   Li Na (CHN) 15

Section 2Edit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
3   Imke Duplitzer (GER) 15
19   Jesika Jiménez (PAN) 15 19   Jesika Jiménez (PAN) 10
14   Yana Shemyakina (UKR) 13 3   Imke Duplitzer (GER) 11
11   Ildikó Mincza-Nébald (HUN) 15 11   Ildikó Mincza-Nébald (HUN) 15
22   Yeung Chui Ling (HKG) 11 11   Ildikó Mincza-Nébald (HUN) 15
6   Sherraine Schalm (CAN) 13
11   Ildikó Mincza-Nébald (HUN) 14
2   Ana Maria Brânză (ROU) 15
7   Lubov Shutova (RUS) 15
23   Hadia Bentaleb (ALG) 4 10   Emese Szász (HUN) 12
10   Emese Szász (HUN) 15 7   Lubov Shutova (RUS) 13
15   Megumi Harada (JPN) 15 2   Ana Maria Brânză (ROU) 15
18   Amber Parkinson (AUS) 9 15   Megumi Harada (JPN) 11
2   Ana Maria Brânză (ROU) 15

Final classificationEdit

Rank Athlete Nation
  Britta Heidemann   Germany
  Ana Maria Brânză   Romania
  Ildikó Mincza-Nébald   Hungary
4 Na Li   China
5 Imke Duplitzer   Germany
6 Lubov Shutova   Russia
7 Laura Flessel-Colovic   France
8 Emma Samuelsson   Sweden
9 Sherraine Schalm   Canada
10 Weiping Zhong   China
11 Hajnalka Kiraly Picot   France
12 Emese Szász   Hungary
13 Sophie Lamon   Switzerland
14 Hyo-Jung Jung   South Korea
15 Megumi Harada   Japan
16 Jesika Jiménez   Panama
17 Tatiana Logounova   Russia
18 Yana Shemyakina   Ukraine
19 Amber Parkinson   Australia
20 Kelley Hurley   United States
21 María Martínez   Venezuela
22 Noam Mills   Israel
23 Chui Ling Yeung   Hong Kong
24 Hadia Bentaleb   Algeria
25 Aya El Sayed   Egypt

ReferencesEdit