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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, gold medalist(s) Mariel Zagunis  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sada Jacobson  United States
3rd, 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.

Contents

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

ReferencesEdit