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Fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The fencing competitions at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were held from 28 July to 5 August at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre. Ten events (six individual, four team) were contested. The International Fencing Federation (FIE) had pushed for the inclusion of two more team events, but the International Olympic Committee voted to keep the current format of ten events.

at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Venue ExCeL Exhibition Centre
Dates 28 July – 5 August 2012
Competitors 204 from 44 nations
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2012 Summer Olympics

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Épée   men   women
Team épée women
Foil men women
Team foil men women
Sabre men women
Team sabre men
ExCeL Exhibition Centre is hosting the fencing.
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Qualification was primarily based on the ind. official rankings as at 2 April 2012, with further individual places available at four zonal qualifying tournaments.

Medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Italy 3 2 2 7
2   South Korea 2 1 3 6
3   China 2 0 1 3
4   Ukraine 1 0 1 2
5   Hungary 1 0 0 1
  Venezuela 1 0 0 1
7   Russia 0 2 1 3
8   Germany 0 1 1 2
9   Egypt 0 1 0 1
  Japan 0 1 0 1
  Norway 0 1 0 1
  Romania 0 1 0 1
13   United States 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

Despite fencing being its top medal-producing sport, France did not win any medal for the first time since 1960.[1]



Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual épée
Rubén Limardo
Bartosz Piasecki
Jung Jin-sun
  South Korea
Individual foil
Lei Sheng
Alaaeldin Abouelkassem
Choi Byung-chul
  South Korea
Team foil
  Italy (ITA)
Valerio Aspromonte
Giorgio Avola
Andrea Baldini
Andrea Cassarà
  Japan (JPN)
Suguru Awaji
Kenta Chida
Ryo Miyake
Yuki Ota
  Germany (GER)
Peter Joppich
Sebastian Bachmann
Benjamin Kleibrink
André Weßels
Individual sabre
Áron Szilágyi
Diego Occhiuzzi
Nikolay Kovalev
Team sabre
  South Korea (KOR)
Gu Bon-gil
Won Woo-young
Kim Jung-hwan
Oh Eun-seok
  Romania (ROU)
Rareș Dumitrescu
Tiberiu Dolniceanu
Florin Zalomir
Alexandru Sirițeanu
  Italy (ITA)
Aldo Montano
Diego Occhiuzzi
Luigi Samele
Luigi Tarantino


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual épée
Yana Shemyakina
Britta Heidemann
Sun Yujie
Team épée
  China (CHN)
Sun Yujie
Xu Anqi
Li Na
Luo Xiaojuan
  South Korea (KOR)
Shin A-lam
Choi In-jeong
Jung Hyo-jung
Choi Eun-sook
  United States (USA)
Courtney Hurley
Kelley Hurley
Maya Lawrence
Susie Scanlan
Individual foil
Elisa Di Francisca
Arianna Errigo
Valentina Vezzali
Team foil
  Italy (ITA)
Arianna Errigo
Elisa Di Francisca
Ilaria Salvatori
Valentina Vezzali
  Russia (RUS)
Inna Deriglazova
Larisa Korobeynikova
Aida Shanaeva
Kamilla Gafurzianova
  South Korea (KOR)
Nam Hyun-hee
Jeon Hee-sook
Jung Gil-ok
Oh Ha-na
Individual sabre
Kim Ji-yeon
  South Korea
Sofiya Velikaya
Olha Kharlan