Fencing at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Dates 30 July – 7 August 1992
Medal Events 8

The first Olympic fencing tournament of the post-Soviet era took place at the Palacio de la Metalurgia which was originally built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. The former Soviet Union still had some success via the Unified team’s victory in the team sabre but the majority of the Olympic titles headed to Western Europe. Germany, Italy and France all won a pair of gold medals with France and the Unified Team winning the most medals of all colours with five each. The only fencer to return home with two gold medals was Italy’s Giovanna Trillini. After an absence of 12 years Cuba returned to the Olympic fold and won their first fencing medals in 88 years. A new format was introduced in the individual events whereby bouts were contested over 3 sets. A set was won by the first person to score five hits.

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Foil, Individual, Men Olympic 31 July 1992 59 25
Foil, Team, Men Olympic 4 – 5 August 1992 59 12
Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 1 August 1992 70 30
Épée, Team, Men Olympic 5 – 6 August 1992 60 12
Sabre, Individual, Men Olympic 2 August 1992 44 19
Sabre, Team, Men Olympic 6 – 7 August 1992 60 12
Foil, Individual, Women Olympic 30 July 1992 46 19
Foil, Team, Women Olympic 3 – 4 August 1992 60 12
305 (234/71) 42 (39/19)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Foil, Individual, Men Philippe OmnèsFRA Serhiy HolubytskyiEUN Elvis GregoryCUB
Foil, Team, Men GermanyGER CubaCUB PolandPOL
Épée, Individual, Men Éric SreckiFRA Pavel KolobkovEUN Jean-Michel HenryFRA
Épée, Team, Men GermanyGER HungaryHUN Unified TeamEUN
Sabre, Individual, Men Bence SzabóHUN Marco MarinITA Jean-François LamourFRA
Sabre, Team, Men Unified TeamEUN HungaryHUN FranceFRA
Foil, Individual, Women Giovanna TrilliniITA Wang HuifengCHN Tatyana SadovskayaEUN
Foil, Team, Women ItalyITA GermanyGER RomaniaROU

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Germany GER 2 1 0 3
Italy ITA 2 1 0 3
France FRA 2 0 3 5
Unified Team EUN 1 2 2 5
Hungary HUN 1 2 0 3
Cuba CUB 0 1 1 2
People's Republic of China CHN 0 1 0 1
Poland POL 0 0 1 1
Romania ROU 0 0 1 1