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

The women's team sabre fencing competition at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics took place on August 14 at the Olympic Green Convention Centre.

Women's team sabre
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Green Convention Centre
Date14 August 2008
Competitors30 from 8 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Olha Zhovnir
Olga Kharlan
Halyna Pundyk
Olena Khomrova
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bao Yingying
Huang Haiyang
Ni Hong
Tan Xue
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sada Jacobson
Rebecca Ward
Mariel Zagunis
 United States

The team sabre 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, and a substitute. 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   United States 45
8   South Africa 8
1   United States 39
5   Ukraine 45
5   Ukraine 45
4   Russia 34
5   Ukraine 45
3   China 44
3   China 45
6   Poland 25
3   China 45 Third place
2   France 38
7   Canada 22 1   United States 45
2   France 45 2   France 38

Classification 5- 8Edit

  Placement 5-8            
  8   South Africa 13  
  4   Russia 45   Placement 5-6
      4   Russia 45
  Placement 5-8   6   Poland 36
  6   Poland 45
  7   Canada 44   Placement 7-8
    8   South Africa 16
    7   Canada 45

Final classificationEdit

Rank Team Athlete
    Ukraine Olha Zhovnir
Olga Kharlan
Halyna Pundyk
Olena Khomrova
    China Bao Yingying
Huang Haiyang
Ni Hong
Tan Xue
    United States Sada Jacobson
Becca Ward
Mariel Zagunis
4   France Anne-Lise Touya
Léonore Perrus
Carole Vergne
Solenn Mary
5   Russia Ekaterina Fedorkina
Elena Nechaeva
Ekaterina Dyachenko
Sofiya Velikaya
6   Poland Aleksandra Socha
Bogna Jóźwiak
Irena Więckowska
7   Canada Olga Ovtchinnikova
Sandra Sassine
Julie Cloutier
Wendy Saschenbrecker
8   South Africa Elvira Wood
Jyoti Chetty
Adele du Plooy
Shelley Gosher