Fencing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's team foil

The women's team foil fencing competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place on August 16 at the Olympic Green Convention Centre.

Women's team foil
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Green Convention Centre
Date16 August 2008
Competitors29 from 8 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Svetlana Boyko
Aida Chanaeva
Victoria Nikichina
Evgenia Lamonova
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Emily Cross
Erinn Smart
Hanna Thompson
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Margherita Granbassi
Ilaria Salvatori
Giovanna Trillini
Valentina Vezzali
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The team foil competition consisted of a three-round single-elimination bracket with a bronze medal match between the two semifinal losers and classification semifinals and finals for 5th to 8th places. Teams consist of three members each. Matches consist of nine bouts, with every fencer on one team facing each fencer on the other team. Scoring carried over between bouts with a total of 45 touches being the team goal. Bouts lasted until one team reached the target multiple of 5 touches. For example, if the first bout ended with a score of 5-3, that score would remain into the next bout and the second bout would last until one team reached 10 touches. Bouts also had a maximum time of three minutes each; if the final bout ended before either team reached 45 touches, the team leading at that point won. A tie at that point would result 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.



Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1   Russia 45
8   Egypt 23
1   Russia 22
4   Italy 21
5   China 24
4   Italy 37
1   Russia 28
7   United States 11
3   Hungary 35
6   Germany 31
3   Hungary 33 Third place
7   United States 35
7   United States 31 4   Italy 32
2   Poland 30 3   Hungary 23

Classification 5- 8Edit

Placement 5-8 Placement 5-6
8   Egypt 24
5   China 45
5   China 28
6   Germany 34
6   Germany 32
2   Poland 27 Placement 7-8
8   Egypt 14
2   Poland 45

Final classificationEdit

Rank Team Athlete
    Russia Svetlana Boyko
Aida Chanaeva
Victoria Nikichina
Evgenia Lamonova
    United States Emily Cross
Hanna Thompson
Erinn Smart
    Italy Valentina Vezzali
Giovanna Trillini
Margherita Granbassi
Ilaria Salvatori
4   Hungary Gabriella Varga
Edina Knapek
Aida Mohamed
Virginie Ujlaki
5   Germany Carolin Golubytskyi
Anja Schache
Katja Waechter
6   China Huang Jialing
Sun Chao
Zhang Lei
Su Wanwen
7   Poland Malgorzata Wojtkowiak
Magdalena Mroczkiewicz
Sylwia Gruchała
Karolina Chlewinska
8   Egypt Iman Shaban
Iman El Gammal
Shaimaa El Gammal