Fencing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's sabre

The women's sabre fencing competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place on August 9 at the Olympic Green Convention Centre.

Women's sabre
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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VenueOlympic Green Convention Centre
Date9 August 2008
Competitors39 from 20 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Mariel Zagunis  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Sada Jacobson  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Rebecca Ward  United States
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The sabre 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
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Sada Jacobson (USA) 15
 
 
 
  Sofiya Velikaya (RUS) 11
 
  Sada Jacobson (USA) 8
 
 
 
  Mariel Zagunis (USA) 15
 
  Mariel Zagunis (USA) 15
 
 
  Rebecca Ward (USA)11
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
 
 
 
  Sofiya Velikaya (RUS) 14
 
 
  Rebecca Ward (USA) 15

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   Sada Jacobson (USA) 15
33   Nafi Toure (SEN) 7 32   Mailyn González (CUB) 11
32   Mailyn González (CUB) 15 1   Sada Jacobson (USA) 15
16   Olga Kharlan (UKR) 13
17   Gioia Marzocca (ITA) 8
16   Olga Kharlan (UKR) 15
1   Sada Jacobson (USA) 15
25   Olena Khomrova (UKR) 11
9   Ekaterina Dyachenko (RUS) 15
24   Madoka Hisagae (JPN) 10
9   Ekaterina Dyachenko (RUS) 14
25   Olena Khomrova (UKR) 15
25   Olena Khomrova (UKR) 15
8   Aleksandra Socha (POL) 11

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5   Sofiya Velikaya (RUS) 15
37   Adele du Plooy (RSA) 7 28   Halyna Pundyk (UKR) 7
28   Halyna Pundyk (UKR) 15 5   Sofiya Velikaya (RUS) 15
12   Ilaria Bianco (ITA) 6
21   Huang Haiyang (CHN) 12
12   Ilaria Bianco (ITA) 15
5   Sofiya Velikaya (RUS) 15
4   Xue Tan (CHN) 9
13   Kim Keum-Hwa (KOR) 15
20   Carole Vergne (FRA) 14
13   Kim Keum-Hwa (KOR) 8
29   Alexandra Bujdoso (GER)  15 4   Xue Tan (CHN) 15
36   Julie Cloutier (CAN)  2 29    Alexandra Bujdoso (GER) 6
4   Xue Tan (CHN) 15

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3   Elena Nechaeva (RUS) 12
35   Siobhan Claire Byrne (IRL) 8 30   Irena Więckowska (POL) 15
30   Irena Więckowska (POL) 15 30   Irena Więckowska (POL) 6
14   Bao Yingying (CHN) 15
19   Chow Tsz Ki (HKG) 5
14   Bao Yingying (CHN) 15
14   Bao Yingying (CHN) 9
6   Mariel Zagunis (USA) 15
11   Bogna Jóźwiak (POL) 15
22   Alejandra Benitez (VEN) 11
11   Bogna Jóźwiak (POL) 13
27   Sandra Sassine (CAN) 15 6   Mariel Zagunis (USA) 15
38   Elvira Wood (RSA) 2 27   Sandra Sassine (CAN) 10
6   Mariel Zagunis (USA) 15

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7   Léonore Perrus (FRA) 11
39   Jyoti Chetty (RSA) 2 26   Azza Besbes (TUN) 15
26   Azza Besbes (TUN) 15 26   Azza Besbes (TUN) 15
23   Olga Ovtchinnikova (CAN) 12
23   Olga Ovtchinnikova (CAN) 15
10   Lee Shin-Mi (KOR) 13
26   Azza Besbes (TUN) 14
2   Rebecca Ward (USA) 15
15   Anne-Lise Touya (FRA) 13
18   Orsolya Nagy (HUN) 15
18   Orsolya Nagy (HUN) 5
31   Angélica Larios (MEX) 4 2   Rebecca Ward (USA) 15
34   Araceli Navarro (ESP) 15 34   Araceli Navarro (ESP) 7(WD)
2   Rebecca Ward (USA) 12

Final classificationEdit

Rank Athlete Nation
  Mariel Zagunis   United States
  Sada Jacobson   United States
  Rebecca Ward   United States
4 Sofiya Velikaya   Russia
5 Xue Tan   China
6 Yingying Bao   China
7 Azza Besbes   Tunisia
8 Olena Khomrova   Ukraine
9 Ekaterina Dyachenko   Russia
10 Bogna Jóźwiak   Poland
11 Ilaria Bianco   Italy
12 Keum-Hwa Kim   South Korea
13 Olga Kharlan   Ukraine
14 Orsolya Nagy   Hungary
15 Olga Ovtchinnikova   Canada
16 Irena Więckowska   Poland
17 Elena Nechaeva   Russia
18 Aleksandra Socha   Poland
19 Léonore Perrus   France
20 Shin-Mi Lee   South Korea
21 Anne-Lise Touya   France
22 Gioia Marzocca   Italy
23 Tsz Ki Chow   Hong Kong
24 Carole Vergne   France
25 Haiyang Huang   China
26 Alejandra Benitez   Venezuela
27 Madoka Hisagae   Japan
28 Sandra Sassine   Canada
29 Halyna Pundyk   Ukraine
30 Alexandra Bujdoso   Germany
31 Mailyn González   Cuba
32 Araceli Navarro   Spain
33 Angélica Larios   Mexico
34 Nafi Toure   Senegal
35 Julie Cloutier   Canada
36 Siobhan Claire Byrne   Ireland
37 Adele du Plooy   South Africa
38 Elvira Wood   South Africa
39 Jyoti Chetty   South Africa

ReferencesEdit