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Women's Épée, Individual

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Fencing Hall, Helleniko Olympic Complex, Hellinikon
Date Started: August 15, 2004
Date Finished: August 15, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: HUN Tímea Nagy
Silver: FRA Laura Flessel-Colovic
Bronze: FRA Maureen Nisima


Since 2000 the medal podium at the World Championships had completely changed on each occasion with no fencer winning more than a single medal over the three years of competition.

Part of this can be explained by the absence due to pregnancy during part of this time by the Olympic champions of 2000 and 2004. Both [Tímea Nagy] and [Laura Flessel-Colovic] had taken time away from the sport to have babies with Flessel-Colovic’s progress also having been compromised by a positive drug test from an over-the-counter medication she was given by a team doctor.

The two former champions made their way to the final and although Nagy lost the first point she then gained control, opening up a three-point lead at 7-4 before easing towards a 15-10 victory and a successful defence of her gold medal. Nagy announced her retirement after her win but changed her decision and went on to win the 2006 world title. She failed to be selected to defend her title in Beijing and eventually retired for good in 2010.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Tímea Nagy 33 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Laura Flessel-Colovic 32 France FRA Silver
3 Maureen Nisima 23 France FRA Bronze
4 Ildikó Mincza-Nébald 34 Hungary HUN
5 Imke Duplitzer 29 Germany GER
6 Zhang Li 22 China CHN
7 Kim Hui-Jeong 29 South Korea KOR
8 Jeanne Khristou 23 Greece GRE
9 Li Na 23 China CHN
10 Britta Heidemann 21 Germany GER
11 Cristiana Cascioli 29 Italy ITA
12 Claudia Bokel 30 Germany GER
13 Tatyana Logunova 24 Russia RUS
14 Evelyn Halls 31 Australia AUS
15 Hajnalka Kiraly-Picot 33 France FRA
16 Ana Maria Brânză-Popescu 19 Romania ROU
17 Adrienn Hormay 32 Hungary HUN
18 Sherraine Schalm-MacKay 29 Canada CAN
19 Anna Sivkova 22 Russia RUS
20 Oksana Yermakova 31 Russia RUS
21 Lee Geum-Nam 27 South Korea KOR
22 Shen Weiwei 24 China CHN
23 Nadiya Kazimirchuk 25 Ukraine UKR
24 Sonja Tol 31 Netherlands NED
25 Kamara James 19 United States USA
26 Kim Mi-Jeong 27 South Korea KOR
27 Niki-Katerina Sidiropoulou 30 Greece GRE
28 Megumi Harada 25 Japan JPN
29 Ángela María Espinosa 30 Colombia COL
30 Monique Kavelaars 33 Canada CAN
31 Eimey Gómez 30 Cuba CUB
32 Dimitra Magkanoudaki 25 Greece GRE
33 Jessica Beer 24 New Zealand NZL
34 Catherine Dunnette 24 Canada CAN
35 Zahra Gamir 38 Algeria ALG
36 Rachel Barlow 22 South Africa RSA
37 Natalia Tyshler 30 South Africa RSA
38 Kelly Wilson 29 South Africa RSA