Fencing
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
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VenueMakuhari Messe
Dates24 July – 1 August 2021
No. of events12
Competitors261 from 42 nations
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Fencing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men

The fencing competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo featured 12 events, the first time that both team and individual events have been held in all three weapons for both men and women.[1]

Originally scheduled for 25 July to 2 August 2020, the games were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled to 24 July to 1 August 2021.[2]

Qualification

Main article: Fencing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

There were 200 quota spots for fencing at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Qualification were primarily based on the Fédération Internationale d'Escrime (FIE) Official Ranking as of 4 April 2020, with further individual places available at 4 zonal qualifying tournaments.

For the team events, 8 teams qualify in each event. Each team must be composed of at least 3 fencers. The top 4 ranked teams qualify. The next-best ranked team from each zone (Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Oceania) will qualify as long as it is ranked in the top 16. If a zone does not have any teams ranked between 5th and 16th, the best-placed team not already qualified will be selected regardless of zone.

For individual events, the 3 fencers from the team event qualify for individual competition automatically. Six more places will be awarded based on the rankings (ignoring fencers from countries with team qualifications, and considering only the top fencer from each country): the top 2 fencers from each of Europe and Asia-Oceania, and the top 1 fencer from each of Americas and Africa, qualify. 4 more places (1 per zone) will be awarded through zone qualifying tournaments; only countries without a qualified fencer in an event will be eligible to participate in these zone qualifying tournaments.

The host country, Japan, is guaranteed a minimum of 8 quota spots.

Participating nations

261 athletes from 42 nations competed at the Olympics in the fencing event.[3]

Schedule

P Preliminaries QF Quarter-Finals SF Semi-Finals F Finals M Morning E Evening
Scheduled fencing events by date
Event 24 July 25 July 26 July 27 July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31 July 1 August
M E M E M M E M E M E M E M E M
Men's Individual épée P QF SF F
Men's team épée P QF SF F
Men's Individual foil P QF SF F
Men's team foil P QF SF F
Men's Individual sabre P QF SF F
Men's team sabre P QF SF F
Women's Individual épée P QF SF F
Women's team épée P QF SF F
Women's Individual foil P QF SF F
Women's team foil P QF SF F
Women's Individual sabre P QF SF F
Women's team sabre P QF SF F

Sources: Olympian Database,[4] Olympics.com[5]

Medal summary

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Japan)

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 ROC3418
2 France2215
3 South Korea1135
4 Hungary1113
5 Estonia1012
 United States1012
7 China1001
 Hong Kong1001
 Japan*1001
10 Italy0325
11 Romania0101
12 Czech Republic0011
 Ukraine0011
Totals (13 NOCs)12121236

Medalists

Men's

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual épée
details
Romain Cannone
 France
Gergely Siklósi
 Hungary
Ihor Reizlin
 Ukraine
Team épée
details
 Japan
Koki Kano
Kazuyasu Minobe
Masaru Yamada
Satoru Uyama
 ROC
Sergey Bida
Sergey Khodos
Pavel Sukhov
Nikita Glazkov
 South Korea
Park Sang-young
Ma Se-geon
Song Jae-ho
Kweon Young-jun
Individual foil
details
Cheung Ka-long
 Hong Kong
Daniele Garozzo
 Italy
Alexander Choupenitch
 Czech Republic
Team foil
details
 France
Enzo Lefort
Erwann Le Péchoux
Julien Mertine
Maxime Pauty
 ROC
Anton Borodachev
Kirill Borodachev
Vladislav Mylnikov
Timur Safin
 United States
Race Imboden
Nick Itkin
Alexander Massialas
Gerek Meinhardt
Individual sabre
details
Áron Szilágyi
 Hungary
Luigi Samele
 Italy
Kim Jung-hwan
 South Korea
Team sabre
details
 South Korea
Oh Sang-uk
Kim Jun-ho
Kim Jung-hwan
Gu Bon-gil
 Italy
Luca Curatoli
Luigi Samele
Enrico Berrè
Aldo Montano
 Hungary
Áron Szilágyi
András Szatmári
Tamás Decsi
Csanád Gémesi

Sources: Olympics.com[5]

Women's

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual épée
details
Sun Yiwen
 China
Ana Maria Popescu
 Romania
Katrina Lehis
 Estonia
Team épée
details
 Estonia
Julia Beljajeva
Irina Embrich
Erika Kirpu
Katrina Lehis
 South Korea
Choi In-jeong
Kang Young-mi
Lee Hye-in
Song Se-ra
 Italy
Rossella Fiamingo
Federica Isola
Mara Navarria
Alberta Santuccio
Individual foil
details
Lee Kiefer
 United States
Inna Deriglazova
 ROC
Larisa Korobeynikova
 ROC
Team foil
details
 ROC
Inna Deriglazova
Larisa Korobeynikova
Marta Martyanova
Adelina Zagidullina
 France
Anita Blaze
Astrid Guyart
Pauline Ranvier
Ysaora Thibus
 Italy
Martina Batini
Erica Cipressa
Arianna Errigo
Alice Volpi
Individual sabre
details
Sofia Pozdniakova
 ROC
Sofya Velikaya
 ROC
Manon Brunet
 France
Team sabre
details
 ROC
Olga Nikitina
Sofia Pozdniakova
Sofya Velikaya
 France
Sara Balzer
Cécilia Berder
Manon Brunet
Charlotte Lembach
 South Korea
Kim Ji-yeon
Yoon Ji-su
Seo Ji-yeon
Choi Soo-yeon

Sources: Olympics.com[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tokyo 2020: Fencing". Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ McCurry, Justin; Ingle, Sean (24 March 2020). "Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 24 March 2020.((cite news)): CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Fencing – Entry List by NOC" (PDF). Olympics.com. TOCOG. 1 August 2021. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Schedule – Fencing Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "Fencing – Olympic Schedule & Results". Olympics.com. Archived from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 27 July 2021.