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Women's Épée, Individual

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales; Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 17, 2000
Date Finished: September 17, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: HUN Tímea Nagy
Silver: SUI Gianna Hablützel-Bürki
Bronze: FRA Laura Flessel-Colovic


The two women who contested the final in Sydney, [Tímea Nagy] of Hungary and Switzerland’s [Gianna Hablützel-Bürki], had been regular competitors at the top level of the sport but their presence in the gold medal match ahead of more fancied fencers was a major surprise. Hablützel-Bürki’s road to the final was the more tumultuous of the two as she won three of her four fights on decisive hits. Oddly her only clear victory came against top seed [ldikó Mincza] of Hungary. In the other half of the draw Nagy progressed with little fanfare to the semi-finals where she won a dramatic tie-breaker against reigning Olympic Champion [Laura Flessel-Colovic]. Tímea Nagy trailed in the early phase of the final but recovered to overcome the deficit and then pulled away to a lead she would not relinquish.

So it was that Nagy, whose reputation was made as a mainstay of the Hungarian squad in team competitions, became Sydney Olympic champion.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Tímea Nagy 30 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Gianna Hablützel-Bürki 30 Switzerland SUI Silver
3 Laura Flessel-Colovic 28 France FRA Bronze
4 Tatyana Logunova 20 Russia RUS
5 Valérie Barlois-Mevel-Leroux 31 France FRA
6 Zuleidis Ortíz 22 Cuba CUB
7 Margherita Zalaffi 34 Italy ITA
8 Claudia Bokel 27 Germany GER
9 Ildikó Mincza-Nébald 30 Hungary HUN
10 Imke Duplitzer 25 Germany GER
11 Mariya Mazina 36 Russia RUS
12 Diana Romagnoli 23 Switzerland SUI
13 Andrea Rentmeister 22 Austria AUT
14 Sangita Tripathi 32 France FRA
15 Sophie Lamon 15 Switzerland SUI
16 Jūlija Vansoviča 25 Latvia LAT
17 Cristiana Cascioli 25 Italy ITA
18 Gyöngyi Szalay-Horváth 32 Hungary HUN
19 Sherraine Schalm-MacKay 25 Canada CAN
20 Evelyn Halls 28 Australia AUS
21 Mirayda García 31 Cuba CUB
22 Go Jeong-Jeon 29 South Korea KOR
23 Yang Shaoqi 24 China CHN
24 Ragnhild Andenæs 22 Norway NOR
25 Liang Qin 28 China CHN
26 Margrete Mørch 23 Norway NOR
27 Tamara Esteri 34 Cuba CUB
28 Karina Aznavuryan 25 Russia RUS
29 Katja Nass 31 Germany GER
30 Li Na 19 China CHN
31 Tamara Savić-Šotra 29 Serbia and Montenegro SCG
32 Arlene Stevens 19 United States USA
33 Silvia Lesoil 24 Norway NOR
34 Zahra Gamir 34 Algeria ALG
35 Ángela María Espinosa 26 Colombia COL
36 Cáterin Bravo 24 Chile CHI
37 Anisa Petrova 29 Uzbekistan UZB
38 Nataliya Goncharova 26 Kazakhstan KAZ
39 May Moustafa 17 Egypt EGY