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Fencing at the Summer Olympics

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Fencing has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. Women's foil made its Olympic debut in Paris, during the 1924 Olympic Games. There are three forms of Olympic fencing:

  • Foil — a light thrusting weapon; the valid target is restricted to the torso; double touches are not allowed.
  • Épée — a heavy thrusting weapon; the valid target area covers the entire body; double touches are allowed.
  • Sabre — a light cutting and thrusting weapon; the valid target area includes almost everything above the waist (excluding the back of the head and the hands); double touches are not allowed.
Fencing at the Summer Olympics
Fencing pictogram.svg
Governing bodyFIE
Events12 (men: 6; women: 6)
Games

EventsEdit

Men'sEdit

Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
Foil, Individual X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28
Foil, Team X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 24
Épée, Individual X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28
Épée, Team X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
Sabre, Individual X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
Sabre, Team X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
Total 2 3 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 6

Women'sEdit

Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
Foil, Individual X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 23
Foil, Team X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
Épée, Individual X X X X X X X 7
Épée, Team X X X X X X 6
Sabre, Individual X X X X X 5
Sabre, Team X X X 3
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 5 5 5 6

Past eventsEdit

Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
Épée, Masters X 1
Foil, Masters X X 2
Sabre, Masters X 1
Amateurs-masters épée X 1
Singlestick X 1
Total 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NationsEdit

Numbers indicate the number of fencers each nation sent to that Olympics.

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
  Algeria (ALG) 1 2 2 7 2 2 2 7
  Argentina (ARG) 1 13 9 5 11 19 11 1 6 11 10 5 7 10 2 5 4 3 1 1 1 2 21
  Aruba (ARU) 1 1
  Australia (AUS) 6 21 11 18 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 7 3 2 15
  Austria (AUT) 1 8 1 12 5 6 1 15 7 8 1 9 5 5 13 5 8 5 5 3 6 2 1 1 1 25
  Azerbaijan (AZE) 1 1 1 1 4
  Bahrain (BRN) 4 1
  Belarus (BLR) 1 4 2 3 4 1 6
  Belgium (BEL) 5 18 11 22 19 21 7 20 18 14 6 15 2 3 1 4 3 4 2 1 1 21
  Benin (BEN) 1 1
  Bohemia (BOH) 7 13 2
  Bolivia (BOL) 1 1 1 3
  Brazil (BRA) 6 7 5 4 1 4 4 1 3 2 3 13 12
  Bulgaria (BUL) 2 1 2 5 5 5 5 3 1 1 10
  Burkina Faso (BUR) 1 1
  Canada (CAN) 1 5 8 6 2 1 1 3 5 6 13 15 18 16 7 4 6 9 5 5 20
  Chile (CHI) 1 6 7 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 11
  China (CHN) 18 15 15 9 13 19 20 16 11 9
  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 2 2 1 3
  Colombia (COL) 2 6 2 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 2 11
  Republic of the Congo (CGO) 1 1
  Costa Rica (CRC) 1 1 2
  Croatia (CRO) 1 1
  Cuba (CUB) 1 2 6 6 1 1 2 13 15 13 13 5 7 11 4 2 1 17
  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 2 2
  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 9 7 7 13 5 2 3 7 5 9
  Denmark (DEN) 1 1 8 6 8 11 10 7 9 15 12 1 1 6 1 1 1 17
  East Germany (GDR) 4 5 1 15 7 5
  Egypt (EGY) 1 3 8 6 9 8 5 4 6 2 1 5 9 10 12 7 16
  Estonia (EST) 2 6 4 1 1 5 6
  Finland (FIN) 2 6 11 2 6 1 4 5 1 1 10
  France (FRA) 4 211 22 18 24 20 11 19 21 21 18 21 20 20 19 18 16 20 19 20 15 16 19 15 13 15 26
  Georgia (GEO) 1 1 2
  Germany (GER) 1 1 10 16 13 2 16 9 20 15 18 12 9 14 4 15
  Great Britain (GBR) 3 1 23 22 18 20 19 3 18 19 17 9 18 13 17 19 21 11 20 13 15 2 3 2 3 12 3 27
  Greece (GRE) 9 7 3 6 5 8 6 3 1 1 1 9 1 2 14
  Guatemala (GUA) 3 1 2
  Haiti (HAI) 2 2 2
  Honduras (HON) 1 1
  Hong Kong (HKG) 2 4 5 7 3 3 3 6 3 9
  Hungary (HUN) 6 8 13 10 17 10 19 18 17 18 21 20 20 19 18 18 20 20 15 13 15 15 4 9 24
  Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA) 1 1
  Indonesia (INA) 1 4 2 2 1 5
  Iran (IRI) 1 4 2 15 1 2 6
  Ireland (IRL) 5 4 6 2 4 1 1 1 8
  Israel (ISR) 2 2 1 4 1 3 1 1 3 1 10
  Italy (ITA) 8 11 9 19 19 18 14 16 19 18 19 20 20 19 19 21 14 20 20 20 16 17 12 16 19 14 26
  Ivory Coast (CIV) 1 1
  Japan (JPN) 1 1 5 15 5 5 8 9 10 6 4 4 5 7 10 6 16
  Jordan (JOR) 1 1 2
  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1 5 3 1 4
  Kuwait (KUW) 4 9 9 8 1 1 1 1 8
  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 1 1 2
  Latvia (LAT) 1 1
  Lebanon (LBN) 4 4 3 4 2 4 2 2 2 1 10
  Luxembourg (LUX) 6 4 4 10 2 1 5 2 1 9
  Malaysia (MAS) 1 1 2
  Mexico (MEX) 2 10 2 9 4 3 8 14 6 1 1 1 1 2 7 15
  Monaco (MON) 2 1 1 1 4
  Morocco (MAR) 7 1 2 2 1 5
  Netherlands (NED) 1 13 12 10 17 20 2 11 9 5 1 5 1 2 1 1 16
  Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 1 3 2
  New Zealand (NZL) 1 2 1 1 1 5
  Norway (NOR) 1 7 4 5 5 5 5 1 2 5 10 6 3 1 1 15
  Panama (PAN) 1 1 1 3
  Paraguay (PAR) 1 1 2 2 1 5
  Peru (PER) 1 3 1 1 1 5
  Philippines (PHI) 1 1 2
  Poland (POL) 5 6 6 11 7 13 6 21 15 20 20 18 18 18 20 11 10 3 13 8 4 21
  Portugal (POR) 1 8 10 7 5 6 10 9 4 1 3 4 1 1 1 2 16
  Puerto Rico (PUR) 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 7
  Qatar (QAT) 1 1
  Romania (ROU) 8 7 8 2 15 11 10 19 18 18 11 2 15 9 5 6 5 10 6 19
  Russia (RUS) 2 24 15 15 18 14 18 16 8
  Saar (SAA) 5 1
  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 7 1 1 3
  Senegal (SEN) 2 3 1 1 4
  Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) 1 1 2
  Singapore (SIN) 2 1
  South Africa (RSA) 1 1 5 3 7 5
  South Korea (KOR) 5 7 20 15 13 7 12 10 17 14 10
  South Vietnam (VNM) 1 1 2 1 4
  Soviet Union (URS) 16 20 21 20 20 20 18 18 20 9
  Spain (ESP) 1 13 9 11 4 2 8 17 11 4 1 5 12
  Sweden (SWE) 1 7 18 8 9 8 3 13 8 10 5 7 7 6 6 7 6 6 11 6 2 1 1 23
  Switzerland (SUI) 3 8 10 9 1 18 19 10 7 5 5 12 6 5 7 3 5 5 1 2 3 4 22
  Thailand (THA) 7 2 2 3
  Tunisia (TUN) 4 1 1 2 2 6 5 7
  Turkey (TUR) 1 4 7 6 4 2 1 7
  Ukraine (UKR) 6 10 10 10 8 10 6
  Unified Team (EUN) 20 1
  United Team of Germany (EUA) 1 19 19 3
  United Arab Republic (UAR) 6 1
  United States (USA) 3 7 13 17 21 16 21 22 20 20 18 21 18 20 19 19 20 19 16 15 8 15 13 20 14 25
  Uruguay (URU) 6 5 5 2 1 2 1 7
  Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 1 1 3
  Venezuela (VEN) 10 8 4 2 4 1 4 8 6 6 10
  Vietnam (VIE) 1 4 2
  Virgin Islands (ISV) 4 1
  Zambia (ZAM) 1 1
  Yugoslavia (YUG) 2 12 1 3
  West Germany (FRG) 20 19 16 20 20 5
Nations 4 19 3 14 16 13 23 27 16 29 30 32 23 42 30 34 37 34 20 32 42 42 46 40 42 45 44 48
Fencers 15 260 11 131 185 149 240 259 108 311 294 286 165 344 259 275 298 281 187 262 317 305 224 217 223 234 244 212
Year 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Italy (ITA)494333125
2  France (FRA)424135118
3  Hungary (HUN)37232787
4  Soviet Union (URS)18151649
5  Russia (RUS)135826
6  West Germany (FRG)78116
7  Germany (GER)57921
8  Cuba (CUB)55616
9  Poland (POL)49922
10  China (CHN)47314
11  Romania (ROU)45716
12  South Korea (KOR)42511
13  Belgium (BEL)33410
14  United States (USA)291425
15  Sweden (SWE)2327
16  Ukraine (UKR)2136
17  Greece (GRE)2114
18  Great Britain (GBR)1809
19  Switzerland (SUI)1438
20  Denmark (DEN)1236
21  Unified Team (EUN)1225
22  Austria (AUT)1157
23  United Team of Germany (EUA)1124
24  Mixed team (ZZX)1001
  Venezuela (VEN)1001
26  Japan (JPN)0202
27  East Germany (GDR)0101
  Egypt (EGY)0101
  Mexico (MEX)0101
  Norway (NOR)0101
31  Netherlands (NED)0055
32  Bohemia (BOH)0022
33  Argentina (ARG)0011
  Portugal (POR)0011
  Spain (ESP)0011
  Tunisia (TUN)0011
Totals (36 nations)211211209631

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Fencing". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 16 January 2007.