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Fencing at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Women's Foil, Individual

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Football Fieldhouse, CSKA Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 23, 1980
Date Finished: July 24, 1980

Gold: FRA Pascale Trinquet-Hachin
Silver: HUN Magda Maros
Bronze: POL Barbara Wysoczańska

Summary

[Cornelia Hanisch] of West Germany had been World Champion in 1979 but was unable to compete at the 1980 Olympics when her nation elected to join the US-led boycott of the Games. She was the only reigning World Champion to miss out on Moskva in this way.

[Pascale Trinquet] was French champion in 1979 and 1980 but had not made a great expression on the international scene before the Olympic Games.

Trinquet had to come through a repêchage to reach the final pool which was surprisingly bereft of any Soviet fencers. The Frenchwoman went on to win four out of five bouts in the final stage to claim the gold medal ahead of the more experienced Hungarian [Magda Maros] and Poland's [Barbara Wysoczańska]. Trinquet's sister, [Véronique], had won team silver in 1976.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Pascale Trinquet-Hachin 21 France FRA Gold
2 Magda Maros 28 Hungary HUN Silver
3 Barbara Wysoczańska 30 Poland POL Bronze
4 Ecaterina Stahl-Iencic 33 Romania ROU
5 Brigitte Latrille-Gaudin 22 France FRA
6 Dorina Vaccaroni 16 Italy ITA
7T Katarína Lokšová-Ráczová 29 Czechoslovakia TCH
7T Delfina Skąpska 29 Poland POL
9T Nailya Gilyazova 27 Soviet Union URS
9T Ildikó Schwarczenberger-Tordasi 28 Hungary HUN
9T Yelena Novikova-Belova 32 Soviet Union URS
9T Mandy Niklaus 24 East Germany GDR
13T Clara Alfonso 18 Cuba CUB
13T Valentina Sidorova 26 Soviet Union URS
13T Véronique Brouquier 23 France FRA
13T Gabriele Janke 24 East Germany GDR
17 Marlene Font 26 Cuba CUB
18 Ann Brannon 21 Great Britain GBR
19 Anna Rita Sparaciari 21 Italy ITA
20 Margarita Rodríguez 33 Cuba CUB
21 Marcela Moldovan-Zsak 24 Romania ROU
22 Mitzi Ferguson 20 Australia AUS
23 Sabine Hertrampf 25 East Germany GDR
24 Suzana Ardeleanu 34 Romania ROU
25 Helen Smith 26 Australia AUS
26 Gertrúd Stefanek 21 Hungary HUN
27 Susanna Batazzi 22 Italy ITA
28 Micheline Borghs 24 Belgium BEL
29 Kerstin Palm 34 Sweden SWE
30 Jolanta Królikowska 20 Poland POL
31 Linda Ann Martin 26 Great Britain GBR
32 Max Madsen 34 Denmark DEN
33 Susan Wrigglesworth 25 Great Britain GBR