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Fencing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Sabre, Individual

Fencing at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Carioca Arena 3, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 8, 2016
Date Finished: August 8, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: RUS Yana Yegoryan
Silver: RUS Sofiya Velikaya
Bronze: UKR Olha Kharlan

Summary

The Russian fencers dominated the individual sabre tournament. Of the country’s three competitors, two met in the final and the third, [Yekaterina Dyachenko] was stopped in the quarter-final by her compatriot and the eventual gold medalist [Yana Yegoryan]. In addition to Yegoryan and top seeded [Sofiya Velikaya], the final four fencers comprised second seeded [Olha Kharlan] from Ukraine, and the surprise semi-finalist [Manon Brunet] from France. In the semis, Velikaya edged out Brunet by a narrow 15–14 margin and Yegoryan defeated two-time world champion Kharlan 15-9. Kharlan went on to repeat her bronze medal from London 2012 by beating Brunet 15–10.

A dramatic final saw the reigning World Champion Velikaya leading 8–5 halfway through the bout. But Yegoryan slowly closed the gap to 12–12, before Velikaya came back to lead 14–13, and was just one point from victory. But Yegoryan kept her nerves scoring the final two points to claim a 15–14 victory. For the second consecutve Olympics, Velikaya lost the final and had to once again be content with silver.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal S
1 Yana Yegoryan 22 Russia RUS Gold 6
2 Sofiya Velikaya 31 Russia RUS Silver 1
3 Olha Kharlan 25 Ukraine UKR Bronze 2
4 Manon Brunet 20 France FRA 20
5 Cécilia Berder 26 France FRA 9
6 Azza Besbes 25 Tunisia TUN 12
7 Yekaterina Dyachenko 28 Russia RUS 19
8 Loreta Gulotta 29 Italy ITA 23
9 Mariel Zagunis 31 United States USA 3
10 Anna Márton 21 Hungary HUN 4
11 Kim Ji-Yeon 28 South Korea KOR 7
12 Ibtihaj Muhammad 30 United States USA 8
13 Vasiliki Vougiouka 30 Greece GRE 11
14 Charlotte Lembach 28 France FRA 17
15 Alina Komashchuk 23 Ukraine UKR 18
16 Małgorzata Kozaczuk 28 Poland POL 28
17 Shen Chen 26 China CHN 5
18 Aleksandra Socha 34 Poland POL 10
19 Hwang Seo-Na 26 South Korea KOR 13
20 Seo Ji-Yeon 23 South Korea KOR 14
21 Rossella Gregorio 25 Italy ITA 15
22 Irene Vecchi 27 Italy ITA 16
23 Səbinə Mikina 28 Azerbaijan AZE 21
24 Dagmara Wozniak 28 United States USA 22
25 Belén Pérez 31 Argentina ARG 24
26 Olena Kravatska 24 Ukraine UKR 25
27 Nguyễn Thị Lệ Dung 32 Vietnam VIE 26
28 Tania Arrayales 20 Mexico MEX 27
29 Alejandra Benítez 36 Venezuela VEN 29
30 Eileen Grench 29 Panama PAN 30
31 Úrsula González 24 Mexico MEX 31
32 Bogna Jóźwiak 33 Poland POL 32
33 Marta Baenza Centurion 24 Brazil BRA 33
34 Julieta Toledo 19 Mexico MEX 34
35 Chika Aoki 26 Japan JPN 35
36 Nada Hafez 18 Egypt EGY 36