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Fencing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Épée, Individual

Fencing at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Carioca Arena 3, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 6, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: HUN Emese Szász
Silver: ITA Rossella Fiamingo
Bronze: CHN Sun Yiwen

Summary

The women’s épée was one of the fencing events in Rio without any clear favorite, as no athlete had won more than one World Cup or Grand Prix event throughout the season. None of the top three seeded fencers; [Sarra Besbes] from Tunisia, [Xu Anqi] from PRC and [Tatyana Logunova] from Russia, reached the semi-finals. Besbes, eight times gold medalist at the African Championships, and bronze medalist at the 2015 World Championships, did at least advance to the quarter-finals, but Xu and épée legend Logunova both lost their first bouts. London 2012 gold medalist [Yana Shemiakina] from Ukraine also failed to make the quarter-final.

The four semi-finalists comprised Italy’s [Rossella Fiamingo], [Lauren Rembi] from France, [Sun Yiwen] from PR China and [Emese Szász] from Hungary. The 33-year-old from Budapest had never won a title at the Olympics, World or European Championships before. She enjoyed her most successful seasons in 2010 and 2011 when she won the World Cup series in both years. In the semi-final in Rio Szász defeated Rembi with a score of 10–6. In the second semi-final Fiamingo stopped Sun Yiwen’s advance with a narrow 12–11 victory. The gold medal bout was also close. The Italian started as the dominant fencer, but couldn’t shake off Szász, who always stayed in touch. The Hungarian came from behind, trailing 12–11 at the start of the final three minutes. Subsequently, she scored four points against only one by Fiamingo to secure her victory by 15–13. China’s Sun defeated Rembi to win the bronze medal by another narrow 15–13 scoreline.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal S
1 Emese Szász 33 Hungary HUN Gold 6
2 Rossella Fiamingo 25 Italy ITA Silver 4
3 Sun Yiwen 24 China CHN Bronze 8
4 Lauren Rembi 24 France FRA 26
5 Sarra Besbes 27 Tunisia TUN 1
6 Nathalie Moellhausen 30 Brazil BRA 18
7 Choi In-Jeong 26 South Korea KOR 21
8 Nozomi Nokano-Sato 30 Japan JPN 30
9 Ana Maria Brânză-Popescu 31 Romania ROU 5
10 Irina Embrich 36 Estonia EST 9
11 Vivian Kong 22 Hong Kong HKG 13
12 Erika Kirpu 24 Estonia EST 16
13 Yana Shemiakina 30 Ukraine UKR 19
14 Kang Young-Mi 31 South Korea KOR 22
15 Olena Kryvytska 29 Ukraine UKR 23
16 Marie-Florence Candassamy 25 France FRA 31
17 Xu Anqi 24 China CHN 2
18 Tatyana Logunova 36 Russia RUS 3
19 Simona Gherman 31 Romania ROU 7
20 Sin A-Lam 29 South Korea KOR 10
21 Sun Yujie 23 China CHN 11
22 Violetta Kolobova 25 Russia RUS 12
23 Courtney Hurley 25 United States USA 14
24 Kelley Hurley 28 United States USA 15
25 Katharine Holmes 23 United States USA 17
26 Lyubov Shutova 33 Russia RUS 20
27 Kseniya Panteleieva 22 Ukraine UKR 24
28 Gbahi Gwladys Sakoa 23 Cote d'Ivoire CIV 25
29 Julia Beljajeva 24 Estonia EST 27
30 Auriane Mallo 22 France FRA 28
31 Rayssa Costa 25 Brazil BRA 33
32 Leonora Mackinnon 22 Canada CAN 36
33 Simona Pop 27 Romania ROU 29
34 Tiffany Géroudet 29 Switzerland SUI 32
35 Amanda Simeão 22 Brazil BRA 34
36 Alejandra Terán 25 Mexico MEX 35
37 Nguyễn Thị Như Hoa 30 Vietnam VIE 37