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Fencing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Date Started: September 16, 2000
Date Finished: September 16, 2000
Events: 10

Participants: 217 (134 men and 83 women) from 40 countries
Youngest Participant: SUI Sophie Lamon (15 years, 222 days)
Oldest Participant: AUS Gerald McMahon (43 years, 131 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 7 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): FRA France (6 medals)


The programme of 10 events remained unchanged from the 1996 Olympics. This would be the last Games before the introduction of a rotation system for team events.

A record number of countries won medals and there was a best ever showing from Asian fencers who won four medals. Italy and Russia won the most gold medals with three whilst another traditional powerhouse of the sport, France, won the most medals.

[Valentina Vezzali] of Italy was the only fencer to win two medals whilst there was a breakthrough victory for [Kim Yeong-Ho] of Korea who became the first Asian male Olympic gold medallist.