Fencing at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Fencing at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Fencing pictogram.svg
Épée   men   women
Team épée men
Foil men women
Team foil women
Sabre men women
Team sabre men women
Pictogram used to identify fencing at the 2008 Games

Fencing competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics were held from August 9 to August 17 at the Olympic Green Convention Center.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France (FRA) 2 2 0 4
2  Italy (ITA) 2 0 5 7
3  Germany (GER) 2 0 0 2
4  United States (USA) 1 3 2 6
5  China (CHN) 1 1 0 2
6  Ukraine (UKR) 1 0 0 1
6  Russia (RUS) 1 0 0 1
8  Romania (ROU) 0 1 1 2
9  Japan (JPN) 0 1 0 1
9  South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
9  Poland (POL) 0 1 0 1
12  Spain (ESP) 0 0 1 1
12  Hungary (HUN) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual Épée
details
 Matteo Tagliariol
Italy (ITA)
 Fabrice Jeannet
France (FRA)
 José Luis Abajo
Spain (ESP)
Team épée
details
 France (FRA)
Fabrice Jeannet
Jérôme Jeannet
Ulrich Robeiri
 Poland (POL)
Robert Andrzejuk
Tomasz Motyka
Adam Wiercioch
Radosław Zawrotniak
 Italy (ITA)
Stefano Carozzo
Diego Confalonieri
Alfredo Rota
Matteo Tagliariol
Individual Foil
details
 Benjamin Kleibrink
Germany (GER)
 Yuki Ota
Japan (JPN)
 Salvatore Sanzo
Italy (ITA)
Individual Sabre
details
 Zhong Man
China (CHN)
 Nicolas Lopez
France (FRA)
 Mihai Covaliu
Romania (ROU)
Team sabre
details
 France (FRA)
Julien Pillet
Boris Sanson
Nicolas Lopez
 United States (USA)
Tim Morehouse
Jason Rogers
Keeth Smart
James Williams
 Italy (ITA)
Aldo Montano
Luigi Tarantino
Giampiero Pastore
Diego Occhiuzzi

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual Épée
details
 Britta Heidemann
Germany (GER)
 Ana Maria Brânză
Romania (ROU)
 Ildikó Mincza-Nébald
Hungary (HUN)
Individual Foil
details
 Valentina Vezzali
Italy (ITA)
 Nam Hyun-Hee
South Korea (KOR)
 Margherita Granbassi
Italy (ITA)
Team foil
details
 Russia (RUS)
Svetlana Boiko
Aida Chanaeva
Victoria Nikichina
Evgenia Lamonova
 United States (USA)
Emily Cross
Hanna Thompson
Erinn Smart
 Italy (ITA)
Valentina Vezzali
Giovanna Trillini
Margherita Granbassi
Ilaria Salvatori
Individual Sabre
details
 Mariel Zagunis
United States (USA)
 Sada Jacobson
United States (USA)
 Becca Ward
United States (USA)
Team sabre
details
 Ukraine (UKR)
Olha Zhovnir
Olga Kharlan
Halyna Pundyk
Olena Khomrova
 China (CHN)
Bao Yingying
Huang Haiyang
Ni Hong
Tan Xue
 United States (USA)
Sada Jacobson
Becca Ward
Mariel Zagunis

Events[edit]

10 sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

  • Individual Épée Men
  • Individual Épée Women
  • Individual Foil Men
  • Individual Foil Women
  • Individual Sabre Men
  • Individual Sabre Women
  • Team Épée Men
  • Team Foil Women
  • Team Sabre Men
  • Team Sabre Women

Competition format[edit]

The Fencing competition at the Olympic Games consists of a single elimination tournament. The 2 losers in the semifinal will fence for the bronze medal.

Qualification[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

Nation Men's
Individual Épée
Men's
Team Épée
Men's
Individual Foil
Men's
Individual Sabre
Men's
Team Sabre
Women's Individual Épée Women's Individual Foil Women's Team Foil Women's
Individual Sabre
Women's
Team Sabre
Total
Algeria 1 1 2
Argentina 1 1
Australia 1 1 2
Austria 1 1
Belarus 3 X 3
Brazil 1 1 2
Burkina Faso 1 1
Canada 1 1 1 1 1 3 X (1) 9
Chile 1 1
China 3 X (1) 2 3 X (1) 2 3 X (1) 3 X (1) 20
Cuba 1 1 2
Egypt 1 1 3 X (1) 1 3 X 10
Estonia 1 1
France 3 X 2 3 X 2 1 3 X (1) 15
Germany 2 1 2 3 X 1 9
Great Britain 1 1 1 3
Hong Kong 1 1 1 3
Hungary 3 X (1) 3 X (1) 2 3 X(1) 1 15
Ireland 1 1
Israel 1 1 1 3
Italy 3 X (1) 2 3 X (1) 3 X (1) 2 16
Japan 1 2 1 1 1 1 7
Kyrgyzstan 1 1
Mexico 1 1
Morocco 1 1 2
Netherlands 1 1 2
Norway 1 1
Panama 1 1
Peru 1 1
Poland 3 X (1) 1 1 3 X (1) 3 X 13
Portugal 1 1 2
Qatar 1 1
Romania 1 2 1 1 5
Russia 1 3 X 2 3 X (1) 3 X (1) 14
Senegal 2 1 3
South Africa 3 X 3 X (1) 7
South Korea 3 X 1 1 1 2 2 10
Spain 1 1 2 1 5
Sweden 1 1
Switzerland 1 1 2
Thailand 1 1 2
Tunisia 1 1 2
Ukraine 3 X (1) 1 1 3 X (1) 10
United States 1 1 3 X (1) 1 3 X 3 X 13
Venezuela 3 X 1 1 1 1 7
Total athletes 41 32 26 40 29 25 41 29 39 30 233
Total NOCs 23 9 21 21 8 20 24 8 21 8 45

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