London Olympics 2012 Final Results


After the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics the Games move on to Brazil 2016.

Australia finished 10th on the Medal Placings (our Lowest placing in 20 years at ‘92 Olympics), not surprising considering the population and the funding compared to other more supported countries.

Hopefully the younger generation watching these Fantastically run Olympics will be inspired and join their local sporting organisations!

Bring on Brazil !!



Olympic Games Women’s Pentathlon


Sunday’s Final Event saw Chloe Esposito compete in the London Olympic Pentathlon (Fencing, Swimming, Horse Riding, Pistol Shoot / Run).

After Epee; Chloe ranked 28th/36, after a great swim (5th) 21/36, after the ride (8th) 16/36, after the combined (5th) Chloe finished a great tournament just outside the medals in 7th!

Gold to Lithuania, Silver to Great Britain, Bronze to Brazil  .

Congratulations Chloe a fantastic Australian result .. Bring on Brazil!

London 2012 Link



Olympic Games Mens Pentathlon


Saturday’s Event saw Ed Fernon compete in the London Olympic Pentathlon (Fencing, Swimming, Horse Riding, Pistol Shoot / Run).

After Epee; Ed ranked 29/36 , after the Swim (33rd) 35/36, after the Horse Riding (3rd!) 17/36..

Winner after the combined: Svoboda CZE (Olympic Record).

Ed Fernon improved on his way through the competition and came 27th overall



Olympic Games


Women’s Foil Individual: Gold E. Di Francisca Italy, Silver A. Errigo Italy, Bronze V. Vezzali Italy, (4th H. Nam South Korea)

   Men’s Sabre Individual Gold A. Szilagyi Hungary, Silver D. Occhiuzzi Italy, Bronze  N. Kovalev Russia, (4th R. Dumitrescu Romania)

Women’s Épée IndividualGold Y. Shemyakina Ukraine, Silver B. Heidemann Germany, Bronze Y. Sun China, (4th L Shin South Korea).

        Men’s Foil IndividualGold S.Lei China, Silver A.Abouelkassem Egypt, Bronze B.Choi Korea, (4th A.Baldini Italy).

      Men’s Épée IndividualGold S.Fernandez Venezuela, Silver B.Piasecki Norway, Bronze J.Jung Korea (4th S.Kelsey U.S.A). 

Women’s Sabre IndividualGold J.Kim. Korea, Silver S.Velikaya RussiaBronze O.Karlan Ukraine, (4th M.Zagunis U.S.A). 

 Women’s Foil Team: Gold Italy,  Silver Russia, Bronze Korea(4th France).

    Men’s Sabre Team: Gold Korea,  Silver Romania, Bronze Italy (4th Russia).

Women’s Épée Team: Gold  China,  Silver Korea, Bronze U.S.A, (4th Russia).

         Men’s Foil Team: Gold Italy, Silver Japan, Bronze Germany, (4th U.S.A).

Website Link                                          Medal Tally

 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Italy

3

2

2

6

Korea

2

3

6

China

2

 

1

3

Ukraine

1

 

1

2

Hungary

1

 

 

1

Venezuela

1

 

 

1

Russia

 

2

1

3

Germany

 

1

2

Norway

 

1

 

1

Egypt

 

1

 

1

Japan

 

1


1

Romania

 

1

 

1

U.S.A

 


1 



2012 Olympics


London 2012 Fencing Competition Details.

Day 9: Last day of Olympic Fencing culminates in the Mens Foil Teams: Italy ranked 1st in almost a huge upset the Italians finally beat the British Team (45:40). Japan beat China (45:30) containing the Olympic Champion Sheng Lei.  U.S.A beat France who leave London without an Olympic Medal, and in the last Quater Final Germany v Russia fought out a long match, in a huge comeback of (11 points to 6) by 2008 Olympic Champion Benjamin Kleibrink in the second last match and Peter Joppich scored 11:4 to win the match 44:40.

In Semi Finals, Italy cruise into final match over the U.S.A, Germany almost with a second stunning comeback win, but Japan (first medal of the games) held on to win on priority 41:40.  

Italy took the Gold beating Japan, Germany beat the U.S.A to claim Bronze.

13 Different Countries have won medals, Italy 3 Gold, and Korea 1 behind on medals and Gold, with China also 2 Gold.

Day 8: Womens Team Épée: in one of the most unpredictable events of the games, the quarter finals appeared that any team could go on to win.  With Both China and Korea having a celebrated Games it was these two countries that eventually met in the final with China winning their second gold of the games. The U.S.A beat Russia by 1 hit to take Bronze (their first medal of the Games).

Day 7: Mens Team Sabre: Korea stepped up again, and up to 2nd on the medal table winning Gold in the Men’s Sabre beating Romania (first silver for London) in the final.  Italy took their second bronze of the Olympics beating Russia in the bronze medal match. The event matched similar to the individual results with Korea taking Hungary’s place for the gold.

Day 6: Womens Foil Teams: Italy’s dominant Foil team won their second gold of the games beating Russia in the final. Korea beat France (unusually their first semi final of the games) to take the Bronze.

Day 5: (2 events today) Venezuela win their first Gold Medal in Men’s Epee, Ruben Limbardo Gascon beat Norwegian Bartosz Piasecki (the First Norwegian Medalist). Jinsun Jung of Korea beat Seth Kelsey of USA in the Bronze medal playoff by 1 hit.

Women’s Sabre: Korea win their first Gold Medal in London, Jiyeon Kim beat Russian Sofya Velikaya for Gold. Olga Kharlan of Ukraine beat former World number 1 and reigning Gold Medalist Mariel Zagunis of U.S.A in the Bronze medal playoff.

Day 4: Men’s Foil: China win their first Gold Medal in Foil, Sheng Lei beat Egyptian Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (the First African and Egyptian Medalist) 15:13 in a close final.    Byungchul Choi of Korea beat former World number 1 Andrea Baldini of Italy in the Bronze medal playoff 15:14 by 1 hit.

Day 3: Women’s Epee: Ukraine win their first Gold Medal in Fencing, Yana Shemyakina beating Brita Heidemann Germany (2008 Gold Medalist). In a controversial semi final match Heidemann beat Korea’s Shin A Lam on time in the last second of Extra Time, World Number 1 Yujie Sun of China then beat Shin in the Bronze medal match.

Day 2: Men’s Sabre: Hungary wins Gold at the Games with Aron Szilagyi beating Diego Occhiuzzi of Italy in the Final of the Mens Individual Sabre. Nikolay Kovalev of Russia beat Romania’s Rares Rumitrescu for the Bronze. Szilagyi beat 2008 Champ Zhong Ma from China on his way to the final.

Day 1: Italy has trifected the Women’s Foil winning Gold, Silver and Bronze! Italy Won won back to back Gold medals in Womens Foil as they dominated, Elisa Di Francisca Won Olympic Gold beating Arianna Errigo (Silver) in a closely contested match.

Valentina Vezzali (2000, 2004 and 2008 Champion) was unable to win 4 Golds in a row as she won the Bronze, beating Hyan Hee Nam of Korea in a typical Vezzali comeback.

London 2012 Website



Olympic Fencing Flagbearers


In a great announcement, great advertising and recognition for our Sport

Athletes will also be carrying their National Flag in the Opening Ceremony.

Valentina Vezzali ITALY

Laura Flessel Colovic FRANCE

Mariel Zagunis USA

Nguyen Tien Nhat VIETNAM



Olympic Fencing


So who if any country is going to dominate the 2012 London Olympics ?

The logical choice is Italy, with 3 world number 1’s and the most number of athletes competing (equal with USA).

With only 1 day to go .. Who do you think?

The BBC has a nice concise article on all the sports likely medal winners :

Link

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule for the Fencing Competition at the Games


 

 

 

 

 

 

ExCeL 

28 July 2012 

10:30 - 15:30 

Individual Foil: round of 64, round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals 

ExCeL 

28 July 2012 

18:00 - 20:30 

Individual Foil: semi-finals, bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony

ExCeL 

29 July 2012 

10:30 - 14:00 

Individual Sabre: round of 64, round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals 

ExCeL 

29 July 2012 

18:00 - 19:50 

Individual Sabre: semi-finals, bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony 

ExCeL 

30 July 2012 

10:30 - 15:30 

Individual Epée: round of 64, round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals 

ExCeL 

30 July 2012 

18:00 - 20:30 

Individual Epée: semi-finals, bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony

ExCeL 

31 July 2012 

10:30 - 15:30 

Individual Foil: round of 64, round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals 

ExCeL 

31 July 2012 

18:00 - 20:30 

Individual Foil: semi-finals, bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony

ExCeL 

01 August 2012 

09:00 - 15:40 

Individual Epée: round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals 

 

 

 

Individual Sabre: round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals 

ExCeL 

01 August 2012 

17:30 - 21:20 

Individual Epée: semi-finals, bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Sabre: semi-finals, bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony 

ExCeL 

02 August 2012 

09:00 - 16:30 

Team Foil: round of 16, quarter-finals, classifications (5th-8th places), semi-finals 

ExCeL 

02 August 2012 

18:00 - 20:50 

Team Foil: bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony 

ExCeL 

03 August 2012 

10:30 - 15:30 

Team Sabre: round of 16, quarter-finals, classifications (5th-8th places), semi-finals 

ExCeL 

03 August 2012 

18:00 - 19:50 

Team Sabre: bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony 

ExCeL 

04 August 2012 

09:00 - 16:30 

Team Epée: round of 16, quarter-finals, classifications (5th-8th places), semi-finals 

ExCeL 

04 August 2012 

18:00 - 20:50 

Team Epée: bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony 

ExCeL 

05 August 2012 

09:00 - 16:30 

Team Foil: round of 16, quarter-finals, classifications (5th-8th places), semi-finals 

ExCeL 

05 August 2012 

18:00 - 20:50 

Team Foil: bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony 


There is a very good APP on ITunes for the Olympic Games..

London 2012 Results

4 Athletes will also be carrying their National Flag in the Opening Ceremony.



Australian Pentathlon Olympians


The ‘Telegraph’ article on Australia’s Olympic hopeful in Pentathlon Ed Fernon has been training with the Victorian and Australian Epee Squad to hone his skills prior to London 2012.

Link

(Ed is competing on the 11th) from 5pm AEST.

(Chloe Esposito is competing on the 12th) the last event of the Games 5pm AEST.

Congratulations to both Aussies for qualifying and the best of luck.

Download Pentathlon Format



Olympic Fencing Qualification Update


Fencing.net has some information on the latest updates for Fencers/Teams qualifying for the London Olympics

Check it out Link 



London Olympics 2012 Fencing Schedule


London Olympic Games Fencing Timetable 

July 28
Women’s individual Foil

July 29
Men’s individual Sabre

July 30
Women’s individual Épée

July 31
Men’s individual Foil

August 1
Men’s individual Épée

Women’s individual Sabre

August 2
Women’s Foil Teams

August 3
Men’s Sabre Teams

August 4
Women’s Épée Teams

August 5
Men’s Foil Teams



Team Qualification for Olympics


The Qualification for Team Events at London 2012 are more than hotting up!

Most Team events have 1-2 competitions to go, with a number of nations almost assured of a spot, and a number still relying on future results or other nations helping them!

Fencing.net has a few articles on results of recent Team events notably the Paris CIP and upcoming Epee in Legnano, Italy.

Link



Chess or Poker ?


Fencing is often referred to as a sport involving both these strategic games…

Here is a good article on GBR Foilist Jamie Kenber’s thoughts on the BBC Fencing Page Link 



AOC Article on Evelyn Halls


The AOC recently interviewed Evelyn on her prospective chances for 2012 London Olympics..

read the link Here 



Olympic FIE Banning of Foil and Sabre Bayonets


Fencing.net has an interesting forum discussion on the possible FIE banning of Bayonet Sockets for Foil/Sabre

for the London Olympics and thus only allowing 2 prong wires.

For more details follow the discussion here 



Olympic Qualification update


Fencing.net has a great article on the current qualification for the London 2012 Olympics.

for more infoLink  



London 2012 Fencing Schedule


The London Olympics Fencing Schedule has been released.Download Word Document London Olympic Fencing Schedule



Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010


The Youth Olympic Games are on in Singapore.                                              

For Fencing Results Link



Olympics 2012


At the FIE Congress, it was announced that Men’s Team Epee and Women’s Team Sabre will be out of the 2012 Olympic Games. Italy and the USA won these medals at Beijing.

Unfortunately the FIE was unable to gain the 2 medals and, (until the IOC allows fencing to expand at the Olympics), there will always be two weapons that don’t get to have a team competition.

For more information go to fie.ch and fencing.net



Olympic Funding


Australian Olympic Funding, will it be increased or decreased?

The A.O.C. has a decision to make and negotiations with the Federal Government will need to be strategic.

One article in the media at the moment is commentary from AOC President, John Coates,

Link: Reuters

More info available once the review has been completed.

What will be the result for Fencing?



London Olympic Logo’s Released


The Logo’s and pictograms for each sport have been released.

London Fencing Logo

Check them all out on the link to the Official Website

There is a nice info page on the website : http://www.london2012.com/sports/olympic/fencing.php



Golf and Rugby added to 2016/2020 Olympics


Golf and Rugby 7’s have been added to the 2016 Brazil Olympics in Rio.

In an interesting IOC Vote both sports will be returned to the Olympic Program after having previously been removed.

All Olympic Sports are open to both genders; So will Rugby? and how many Nations will be able to organise a team?

Golf is a multinational Sport but is much stronger in traditional nations who already do well on the medal table.  How many golfers will represent a country and how many golfers will qualify.

Fencing is still in the program but will still be stuck with only 10 medals with 2 team events missing out, such a shame for those fencers in that 4 year cycle.  



Olympic Fencing Video


Here is a link to a site that has Olympic Fencing matches

Check it out link



Australian Athletes Unite


We are looking for the next Aussie Olympians for London 2012! Australian Sports Commission
  Hey Mate, the Australian Sports Commission thinks you should see this.
This cocky Brit is whinging that you’re not good enough to take on the rest of his countrymen at the London 2012 Olympics! Watch his video below then prove him wrong by signing up to the Australian Sports Commission’s Talent ID program.
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then the Australian Sports Commission
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The 2012 London Olympics are there waiting for Aussies to unite and take medals off the Brits! :)

Courtesy of the Australian Sports Commission.

If you or someone you know would like to be involved in a Fencing Talent Identification Camp,contact Sword Fighters Australia.com via email: chris@swordfightersaustralia.com



2008 0lympics


The Beijing Olympics Fencing schedule has completed.

Some video will filter its way onto the net… Courtesy of BBC Olympic Site Link

Day 9: Final day of Fencing. Mens Sabre Teams.  France beat USA in the final to win their Second Gold of the meet. Link 

Day 8: Russia beat the USA in the Womens Foil Team for their first medal - Gold of the Olympics. 

Italy after losing their semifinal won the Bronze.  Link

Day 7: France beat Poland in Mens Epee Team for their First Gold Medal of the Olymptics, whilst Italy holds off China for Bronze.

Link to Results

Day 6: Ukraine wins its first medal - Gold in an incredible Final of the Womens Sabre Teams.

Link to results

Day 5: Germany wins double gold on day 5 with convincing victories in the

Mens Foil to KLEIBRINK Benjamin Philip

Link

and Womens Epee to HEIDEMANN Britta 

Link

Day 4: China wins its first Mens Sabre Gold Medal with ZHONG Man beating 2 Frenchmen in the Semi and Gold Medal match.

Link

Day 3: Italy wins its second Gold at the Games as Valentina Vezzali wins back to Back to BACK! Olympic Medals. 

Link

Day 2: Italy wins Gold at the Games with Matteo Tagliariol beating Fabrice Jeannet from France in the Final of Mens Individual Epee. 

Link

Day 1: The USA has trifected the womens Sabre winning Gold, Silver and Bronze!

Mariel Zagunis won back to back Gold medals as the USA dominated.

Link

The Fencing schedule can be found Here

Jo Halls lost first up on Monday 10am against her Cuban rival Link

Yahoo7 Article

Amber Parkinson lost on wednesday 230pm against her Japanese opponent Link

Fencing Medal Tally

FENCING MEDAL TALLY 2008
COUNTRY GOLD TEAM SILVER TEAM BRONZE TEAM TOTAL
ITALY 2       2 3 7
GERMANY 2           2
USA 1   1 1 1 2 6
FRANCE   2 2       4
CHINA 1     1     2
UKRAINE   1         1
ROMANIA     1   1   2
RUSSIA   1         1
POLAND       1     1
KOREA     1       1
JAPAN     1       1
SPAIN         1   1
HUNGARY         1   1

Individual and Team Winners:

ITALY Matteo Taglioriol Valentina Vezzali Salvatore Zanzo Margherita Granbassi M.E Team W.F Team M.S Team
USA Mariel Zagunis Sada Jacobson Becca Ward W.S Team W.F Team M.S
Team
 
FRANCE Fabrice Jeannet Nicolas Lopez M.E Team M.S Team  
ROMANIA Ana Maria Branza Mihai Covaliu  
GERMANY Benjamin Kleibrink Britta Heidemann
CHINA Zhong Man W.S Team
UKRAINE W.S. Team  
RUSSIA W.F Team
POLAND M.E Team
KOREA Hyunhee Nam
JAPAN Yuki Ota
SPAIN Jose Luis Abajo
HUNGARY Ildiko Mincza-Nebald
MEDALS BY WEAPON
WEAPON W.S M.S M.S.T W.S.T M.E W.E M.E.T M.F W.F W.F.T
GOLD USA CHI FRA UKR ITA GER FRA GER ITA RUS
SILVER USA FRA USA CHI FRA ROM POL JAP KOR USA
BRONZE USA ROM ITA USA SPA HUN ITA ITA ITA ITA

The Beijing website has updated dates of Fencing events: August 9-17,Or for more information : Beijing.      Venue photos and Olympic location Link                                                     olympic logo

 Follow all the Australian Athletes on the link* International Athletes link.          Link to ESPN intro to Olympic FencingAnother link on everything for the Olympics from Yahoo7

The Events and Weapons

The Fencing Timetable for the Beijing Olympic Games

Saturday 9th: Womens Sabre Individual & Finals

Sunday 10th: Mens Epee Individual & Finals

Monday 11th: Womens Foil Individual (Jo Halls) & Finals

Tuesday 12th: Mens Sabre Individual & Finals

Wednesday 13th: Mens Foil Individual & Finals

Wednesday 13th: Womens Epee Individual (Amber Parkinson) & Finals

Thursday 14th: Womens Team Sabre Finals

Friday 15th: Mens Team Epee Finals

Saturday 16th: Womens Team Foil Finals

Sunday 17th: Mens Team Sabre Finals.

The Athletes competing at the games can be found at the FIE.CH LINK 

Wikipedia has the full list of Olympic Medalists

Mens Link to Wikipedia

Womens Link to Wikipedia



Fencing Olympic Video 2008


NBC America has Fencing footage of the recent Beijing Olympics.

Link NBCOlympics.com

You may need to download microsoft silverlight to watch.  Until the Media outlets release Olympic Coverage this is the best bet!  Then Again you may have to be in the USA to watch…

Links to Youtube Olympic Fencing

Foil: Link

Sabre: Link

Epee: Link

if you find more… post on forum.. if they’re notable..it’ll get posted.



World & Olympic Champions


 YEAR MENS FOIL MENS EPEE MENS SABRE WOMENS FOIL WOMENS EPEE WOMENS SABRE
2008 OLYMPIC Kleibrink GER Taglioriol ITA Zhong CHN Vezzali ITA Heidemann GER Zagunis USA
2007 Joppich GER Kulcsar HUN Pozdniakov RUS Vezzali ITA Heidemann GER Netchaeva RUS
2006 Joppich GER Lei CHN Pozdniakov RUS Granbassi ITA Nagy HUN Ward USA
2005 Sanzo ITA Kolobkov RUS Covaliu ROM Vezzali ITA Dmowska POL Touya FRA
2004 OLYMPIC Guyart FRA Fischer SUI Montano ITA Vezzali ITA Nagy HUN Zagunis USA
2003 Joppich GER Jeannet FRA Lukashenko UKR Vezzali ITA Conrad UKR Mihai ROM
2002 Vanni ITA Kolobkov RA Pozdniakov RUS Boiko RUS Hyun KOR Tan CHN
2001 Sanzo ITA Milanoli ITA Pozdniakov RUS Vezzali ITA Bokel GER Touya FRA
2000 OLYMPIC Kim KOR Kolobkov RUS Covaliu ROM Vezzali ITA Nagy HUN Jemayeva AZE
1999 Goloubitsky UKR Schmitt GER Touya FRA Vezzali ITA Flessel-Colovic FRA Jemayeva AZE
1998 Goloubitsky UKR Obry FRA Tarantino ITA Bau GER Flessel-Colovic FRA  
 1997 Goloubitsky UKR Srecki FRA Pozdniakov RUS Trillini ITA Garcia CUB  
1996 OLYMPIC Puccini ITA Beketov RUS Pozdniakov RUS Badea ROM Flessel-Colovic FRA  
1995 Chevtchenko RUS Srecki FRA Kirienko RUS Badea ROM Jakimuik POL  
1994 Tuckers CUB Kolobkov RUS Becker GER Szabo-Lazar ROM Chiesa ITA  
1993 Koch GER Kolobkov RUS Kirienko RUS Bortolozzi ITA Jermakova EST  
1992 OLYMPIC Omnes FRA Srecki FRA Szabo HUN Trillini ITA Horvath HUN  
 1991 Weissenborn GER Chouvalov RUS Kirienko RUS Trillini ITA Horvath HUN  
1990 Omnes FRA Gerull GER Nebald HUN Fichtel GER Chappe CUB  
 1989 Koch GER Pereira-Senabre ESP Kirienko RUS Velitchko RUS Straub SUI  
1988 OLYMPIC Cerioni ITA Schmitt GER Lamour FRA Fichtel GER    
1987 Gey GER Fischer GER Lamour FRA Tufan ROM    
1986 Borella ITA Riboud FRA Mindirgassov  RUS Fichtel GER   6
1985 Numa ITA Boisse FRA Nebald HUN Hanisch GER    
1984 OLYMPIC Numa ITA Boisse FRA Lamour FRA Luan CHN    
 1983 Romankov RUS Borrman GER Etropolski BUL Vacaroni AUT    
1982 Romankov RUS Pap HUN Krovoposkov RUS Giliazova RUS    
 1981 Smirnov RUS Szekely HUN Wodke POL Hanisch GER    
1980 OLYMPIC Smirnov RUS Harmenberg SWE Krovopouskov RUS Trinquet FRA    
1979 Romankov RUS Riboud FRA Nazlymov RUS Hanisch GER    
1978 Flament FRA Pusch GER Krovopouskov RUS Sidorova RUS    
1977 Romankov RUS Harmenberg SWE Gerevich HUN Sidorova RUS    
1976 OLYMPIC Dal Zotto ITA Pusch GER Krovopouskov RUS Tordasi HUN    
1975 Noel FRA Pusch GER Nazlymov RUS Stahl ROM    
1974 Romankov RUS Edling SWE Montano ITA Bobis HUN    
1973 Noel FRA Edling SWE Montano ITA Nikinova RUS    
1972 OLYMPIC Woyda POL Fenyvesi HUN Sidiak RUS Ragno-Lonzi ITA    
1971 Stankovich RUS Kriss RUS Maffei ITA Demaille FRA    
1970 Wessel GER Nicantchikov RUS Pesza HUN Gorokhova RUS    
1969 Wessel GER Andrzejewski POL Sidiak RUS Belova RUS    
1968 OLYMPIC Drimba ROM Kulcsar HUN Pawlowski POL Novikova RUS    
1967 Putiatin POL Nikantchikov RUS Rakita RUS Zabelina RUS    
1966 Svechnikov RUS Nikantchikov RUS Pawlowski POL Samoussenko RUS    
1965 Magnan FRA Nemere HUN Pawlowski POL Gorokhova RUS    
1964 OLYMPIC Franke POL Kirss RUS Pesza HUN Rejto HUN    


Olympic Modern Pentathlon


Australias Angie Darby competes today (Friday 22nd) in Beijing in the Modern Pentathlon

10:30 am (all AEST) 10m Air Pistol [ranked 36/36]

12:00 Epee - 1 touch [31/36]

4:30 pm Swimming 200m Freestyle [35/36]

7:00 pm Horseriding Showjumping [7/36]

10:00 pm Athletics Track 3000 m  [31st]

Competition details can be found on the Beijing Site

The Mens competition was won by Russian Moiseev in back to back Olympic Golds. Link

History of the Modern Pentathlon Beijing Link



Olympic - Medal Winners


ITALY

Matteo Taglioriol Valentina Vezzali Salvatore Zanzo Margherita Granbassi M.E Team W.F Team M.S Team
USA Mariel Zagunis Sada Jacobson Becca Ward W.S Team W.F Team M.S
Team
 
FRANCE Fabrice Jeannet Nicolas Lopez M.E Team M.S Team  
ROMANIA Ana Maria Branza Mihai Covaliu  
GERMANY Benjamin Kleibrink Britta Heidemann
CHINA Zhong Man W.S Team
UKRAINE W.S. Team  
RUSSIA W.F Team
POLAND M.E Team
KOREA Hyunhee Nam
JAPAN Yuki Ota
SPAIN Jose Luis Abajo
HUNGARY Ildiko Mincza-Nebald


Olympic - Medal Tally


FENCING MEDAL TALLY 2008

COUNTRY GOLD TEAM SILVER TEAM BRONZE TEAM TOTAL
ITALY 2       2 3 7
GERMANY 2           2
USA 1   1 1 1 2 6
FRANCE   2 2       4
CHINA 1     1     2
UKRAINE   1         1
ROMANIA     1   1   2
RUSSIA   1         1
POLAND       1     1
KOREA     1       1
JAPAN     1       1
SPAIN         1   1
HUNGARY         1   1


Olympic Medals 2008


MEDALS BY WEAPON

WEAPON W.S M.S M.S.T W.S.T M.E W.E M.E.T M.F W.F W.F.T
GOLD USA CHI FRA UKR ITA GER FRA GER ITA RUS
SILVER USA FRA USA CHI FRA ROM POL JAP KOR USA
BRONZE USA ROM ITA USA SPA HUN ITA ITA ITA ITA


Olympic Team Event - Mens Sabre


Day 9 Fencing:

Mens Sabre Teams

Gold Medal match France beat USA Link

Bronze medal match Italy beat Russia.

Results Link

Gold medal:  France

Silver medal: France

Bronze medal: Italy

4th: Russia 

5th: Belarus

6th: China

7th: Hungary

8th: Egypt



Olympic Team Event - Womens Foil


Day 8 Fencing:

Womens Foil.

Results Link

Gold medal:  Russian Fed. 

Silver medal:  United States 

Bronze medal: Italy 

4th: Hungary

5th: Germany

6th: China

7th: Poland

8th: Egypt



Olympic Team Event - Mens Epee


Day 7 Fencing:

Mens Epee.

Teams Finals 

Gold Medal match: France  beat Poland 

Bronze Medal match: Italy beats China

Poland climbs over China to make the Final in an exciting Mens Epee Tournament 

Results Link

Gold medal:  France 

Silver medal: Poland 

Bronze medal: Italy

4th: China

5th: Hungary

6th: Venezuela

7th: Ukraine

8th: Korea

9th: South Africa



Olympic Team Event - Womens Sabre


Day 6 Fencing:

Womens Sabre.

Top Seeds France and USA lose in the semi’s…

Gold Medal Match: Ukraine v China is a cracker won by 1 point …..link to incredible turnaround match scores.

Results Link

Gold medal:  Ukraine

Silver medal: China

Bronze medal: USA

4th: France

5th: Russia

6th: Poland

7th: Canada

8th: South Africa



Womens Epee Individual Olympics


Day 5 Fencing:

Womens Epee Individual.

Australia’s Amber Parkinson lost to HARADA Megumi JAPAN 15-9 in the round of 32

Bout link

 Link

Results Link

Gold medal:  HEIDEMANN Britta GERMANY

Silver medal: BRANZA Ana Maria ROMANIA

Bronze medal: MINCZA-NEBALD Ildiko HUNGARY



Mens Foil Individual Olympics


Day 5 Fencing:

Mens Foil Individual.

Link

Results Link

Gold medal:  KLEIBRINK Benjamin Philip GERMANY

Silver medal: OTA Yuki JAPAN

Bronze medal: SANZO Salvatore ITALY



Day 5 Of Olympics


Wednesday 13/8/08: Mens Individual Foil and Womens Individual Epee is on today.  

The 2008 Beijing Olympics are underway.       Stadium

The Beijing website has updated dates of Fencing events: August 9-17,

Keep an eye on the 2008 Olympic Page for updated results and News

Event Timetable can be found under “2008 Olympic” page.

Or for more information : Beijing

* Venue photos and Olympic location Link      

    olympic logo                               

* Follow all the Australian Athletes on the link .

* International Athletes link .

Link to ESPN intro to Olympic Fencing .

Another link on everything for the Olympics from Yahoo7 .



Mens Sabre Individual Olympics


Day 4 Fencing:

Mens Sabre Individual. photos

China wins its first Olympic Sabre Gold Medal in an amazing display by beating France in the Semi and Gold medal match. Link

Results Link

Gold medal:  ZHONG Man CHINA

Silver medal: LOPEZ Nicolas FRANCE

Bronze medal: COVALIU Mihai ROMANIA



Olympic Video


You can watch replays of 2008 Olympic Competition Fencing on

Casttv



Womens Foil Olympic Results


Day 3 Fencing:

Womens Foil Individual.

Gold medal:  VEZZALI Maria Valentina  ITALY

Silver medal: HYUNHEE Nam KOREA

Bronze medal: GRANBASSI Margherita ITALY

Gold Medal Match

VEZZALI Maria Valentina  ITALY  def 6-5 HYUNHEE Nam KOREA Bout Link

LINK
Jo Halls Australia fought back bravely from 10-5 down but just couldnt beat Misleydis Company from Cuba losing 15-13, in the round of 64 (32nd seed). Link

Yahoo7 Article

Full Results Beijing Link

Photos and Fencing.net link soon



Mens Epee Olympic Results


Day 2 Fencing:

Mens Epee Individual.

Gold medal: Matteo Tagliariol ITALY

Silver medal:  Fabrice Jeannet FRANCE

Bronze medal: Jose Luis Abajo SPAIN

Full Results Beijing Link 

Photos and Fencing.net link



Olympic Fencing Update


The USA has trifected the womens Sabre winning Gold, Silver and Bronze!

Mariel Zagunis won back to back Gold medals as the USA dominated.

Photos and Fencing.net Link

The Fencing schedule can be found Here

Jo Halls fences first up on Monday 10am against

COMPANY Misleydis  Link

Amber Parkinson fences last on wednesday 230pm against

HARADA Megumi Link



Womens Sabre Olympic Results


Day 1 Fencing:

Womens Sabre Individual.

Gold Medal:  Mariel Zagunis USA

Silver Medal: Sada Jacobson USA

Bronze Medal: Rebecca Ward USA

for full results Beijing Link

Photos and Fencing.net link



0 Days To Olympics


The countdown to the 2008 Beijing Olympics is over!!

The Opening Ceremony starts at 8pm Beijing Time. Stadium

The Beijing website has updated dates of Fencing events: August 9-17,

Keep an eye on the 2008 Olympic Page for updated results and News

Event Timetable can be found under “2008 Olympics” page.

Or for more information : Beijing

* Venue photos and Olympic location Link      

    olympic logo                               Olympic Venue

* Follow all the Australian Athletes on the link .

* International Athletes link .

Link to ESPN intro to Olympic Fencing .

Another link on everything for the Olympics from Yahoo7 .



Australian Pentathlete Cleared


Australian Pentathlete Angie Darby has won her battle to Compete in Beijing, and will now be able to attend the opening ceremony on Friday night.

Darby 21 from Melbourne, was cleared by the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne Switzerland yesterday.

A British lawyer initially attempted to rub Darby out, claiming she had not satisfied the selection criteria by qualifying at recognised international competitions.  This then went to the CAS after the Greek Olympic Association took up the attack.

Angie will compete in the 5 event program on the 22nd (day 14).

Link to Olympic Site



Italian Cassara replaces Baldini


Italian World Number 3 Andrea Cassara will be Andrea Baldini’s (Former world number 1)  replacement for the Olympic Mens Foil Individual Competition beginning on Wednesday 13th August in Beijing.

Baldini tested positive for Furosemide (Lasix) in Kiev in the European Championships last month.  Baldini lost in the 8 at the European Championships, but has since had his points removed after the test. 

Cassara is the current European Champion winning the same event.



Beijing Fencing Schedule


The Fencing Timetable for the Beijing Olympic Games

Saturday 9th: Womens Sabre Individual & Finals

Sunday 10th: Mens Epee Individual & Finals

Monday 11th: Womens Foil Individual (Jo Halls) & Finals

Tuesday 12th: Mens Sabre Individual & Finals

Wednesday 13th: Mens Foil Individual & Finals

Wednesday 13th: Womens Epee Individual (Amber Parkinson) & Finals

Thursday 14th: Womens Team Sabre Finals

Friday 15th: Mens Team Epee Finals

Saturday 16th: Womens Team Foil Finals

Sunday 17th: Mens Team Sabre Finals

Friday 22nd: Womens Modern Pentathlon (Angie Darby)

For Further Information .Beijing Site.



Italian Fails Drug Test


World Number one Italian Foilist Andrea Baldini has been removed from the Italian Team for the Beijing Olympics, for failing a drugs test during the last European Championships.

Details all over the web…. Courtesy of Reuters 

* Baldini’s B sample has also proved positive on Monday 4/8/08 GMT Reuters

There is a very good article on Drugs in Sport in Reuter titled “Zero Tolerance” Article Link



New Publication - Worlds Best Fencers


A new publication has been released for sale at the Beijing Olympics on the “Worlds Best Fencers” by Jie Ao.  Available in English, French and Chinese.

link          Beijing Book - Worlds Best Fencers



Olympic Motto and Creed


What do the Olympics Mean To You?

The Motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius, translated from Latin meaning Swifter (Faster), Higher, Stronger. 

Baron Pierre de Coubertain chose these words to depict the ethos of the Olympics. 

The Olympic Creed: ” The most important thing is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”

 

I like this one:  In Fencing we cannot, learn without trying, win without losing, and compete without opponents.



Fencing Web TV


Fencing looks like it will be streamed live on the web for the Beijing Olympics.

Webtv,

here is another one. link  

NB has a good link on fencing also

check it out!



Beijing Fencing Timetable


 The Fencing Timetable for the Beijing Olympic Games

Saturday 9th: Womens Sabre Individual

Sunday 10th: Mens Epee Individual

Monday 1th: Womens Foil Individual (Jo Halls)

Tuesday 12th: Mens Sabre Individual

Wednesday 13th: Mens Foil Individual

Wednesday 13th: Womens Epee Individual (Amber Parkinson)

Thursday 14th: Womens Team Sabre

Friday 15th: Mens Team Epee

Saturday 16th: Womens Team Foil

Sunday 17th: Mens Team Sabre

Friday 22nd: Womens Modern Pentathlon (Angie Darby)

For Further Information .Beijing Site.



Olympic Athlete Interviews


Australian Olympians have been involved in some interviews of late…

Links are available

The West Australian 

The Official Site of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team

The Official Site of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team

The Official Site of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team

Angie Darby interview

Jo Halls ABC interview 

Radio Interview

if you know of any more…please email: chris@swordfightersaustralia.com



Fencing Countries at Beijing Olympics


as at 16 June 08,

The FIE has ratified the athletes and teams who will be competing in the Beijing Olympics in August.

for more details FIE.CH

 


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