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Women's Foil, Individual

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Palace of Metallurgy, Barcelona
Date Started: July 30, 1992
Date Finished: July 30, 1992

Gold: ITA Giovanna Trillini
Silver: CHN Wang Huifeng
Bronze: EUN Tatyana Sadovskaya


World Champion [Giovanna Trillini] of Italy had been less than impressive in the early stages but she fought through to reach the quarter-finals.

Everything changed at the quarter-finals as the four direct qualifiers all exited at the hands of those who had advanced via the repêchages.

Trillini posted victories over World bronze medallists [Sabine Bau] and [Tatyana Sadovskaya] to reach a final against China’s [Wang Huifeng]. The Italian lost a closely fought first set, bounced back to win the second, then led the third until Wang tied the score with only a few seconds remaining. For over two minutes the pair waged a tentative, defensive battle until Trillini forced a decisive hit.

This was the first Olympic medal of what would be a long and illustrious career for the Italian.

She would go on to win another three Olympic titles and finish with a total of 8 medals.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Giovanna Trillini 22 Italy ITA Gold
2 Wang Huifeng 24 China CHN Silver
3 Tatyana Sadovskaya 26 Unified Team EUN Bronze
4 Laurence Modaine-Cessac 27 France FRA
5 Margherita Zalaffi 26 Italy ITA
6 Reka Zsofia Lazăr-Szabo 25 Romania ROU
7 Sabine Bau 23 Germany GER
8 Fiona McIntosh 32 Great Britain GBR
9 Zsuzsa Jánosi-Németh 29 Hungary HUN
10 Olga Velichko 26 Unified Team EUN
11 Anna Sobczak 24 Poland POL
12 Claudia Grigorescu 24 Romania ROU
13 Zita-Eva Funkenhauser 26 Germany GER
14 Thalie Tremblay 25 Canada CAN
15 Xiao Aihua 21 China CHN
16 I Jeong-Suk 20 South Korea KOR
17 Gertrúd Stefanek 33 Hungary HUN
18 Sin Seong-Ja 23 South Korea KOR
19 Francesca Bortolozzi-Borella 24 Italy ITA
20 Barbara Wolnicka-Szewczyk 22 Poland POL
21 Elisabeta Guzganu-Tufan 27 Romania ROU
22 Isabelle Spennato 27 France FRA
23 Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel 28 Israel ISR
24 Gisèle Meygret 28 France FRA
25 Yelena Glikina 22 Unified Team EUN
26 Ildikó Mincza-Nébald 22 Hungary HUN
27 Monika Maciejewska 22 Poland POL
28 E Jie 25 China CHN
29 Caitlin Bilodeaux 27 United States USA
30 Rosa María Castillejo 23 Spain ESP
31 Tamara Savić-Šotra 21 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
32 Renée Aubin 28 Canada CAN
33 Yuko Takayanagi 26 Japan JPN
34 Annette Dobmeier 24 Germany GER
35 Montserat Esquerdo 31 Spain ESP
36 Mary O'Neill 27 United States USA
37T Linda Strachan 30 Great Britain GBR
37T Kim Jin-Sun 23 South Korea KOR
39 Molly Sullivan 25 United States USA
40 Andrea Chiuchich 23 Argentina ARG
41 Julia Bracewell 28 Great Britain GBR
42 Sandra Giancola 27 Argentina ARG
43 Yanina Iannuzzi 19 Argentina ARG
44 Heidi Botha 23 South Africa RSA
45 Elvia Reyes 36 Honduras HON
46 Rencia Nasson 26 South Africa RSA