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Foil, Team, Women

Date25 July 1996
LocationGeorgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia (Hall F)
Participants33 from 11 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

Italy were hot favourites to win as they could potentially field three of the top four fencers in the world. The Italians suffered a setback when Diana Bianchedi was forced to pull out after being injured in the individual event. Her replacement, Francesca Bortolozzi-Borella, struggled in the semi-final against Hungary but the rest of the team were able to scrape out a 45-42 victory. Italy’s opponents in the final were Romania who fielded individual gold medallist Laura Badea but lacked the depth of talent that the Italians had to offer. The Italian trio completed an easy victory to claim the Olympic title.

Francesca Bortolozzi-BorellaGiovanna TrilliniValentina Vezzali
Laura BadeaReka SzaboRoxana Scarlat
Anja Fichtel-MauritzMonika Weber-Koszto 1Sabine Bau
Aida MohamedGabriella LantosZsuzsa Jánosi-Németh
Adeline WuillèmeClothilde MagnanLaurence Modaine-Cessac
6Russian FederationRUS
Olga SharkovaOlga VelichkoSvetlana Boyko
7People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Liang JunWang HuifengXiao Aihua
Anna RybickaBarbara WolnickaKatarzyna Felusiak
Ayelet OhayonLilach PariskyLydia Czuckermann-Hatuel
10United StatesUSA
Ann MarshFelicia ZimmermannSuzie Paxton
Alejandra CarboneYanina IannuzziDolores Pampin

Round One (25 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.

Team Bout #1 CHN 45 – 29ISR
Team Bout #2 RUS 45 – 20ARG
Team Bout #3 POL 45 – 44USA

Quarter-Finals (25 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to semi-finals.

Team Bout #1 ITA 45 – 24CHN
Team Bout #2 HUN 45 – 26FRA
Team Bout #3 ROU 45 – 41RUS
Team Bout #4 GER 45 – 35POL

Classification Round (25 July 1996)

Placement 5-8, Bout #1 FRA 45 – 44CHN
Placement 5-8, Bout #2 RUS 45 – 44POL
Placement 9-12, Bout #1 USA 45 – 12ARG

Semi-Finals (25 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to final.

Team Bout #1 ITA 45 – 42HUN
Team Bout #2 ROU 45 – 33GER

Final Pool (25 July 1996)

First team to 45 touches.

Bout for 1/2 ITA 45 – 33ROU
Bout for 3/4 GER 45 – 42HUN
Bout for 5/6 FRA 45 – 44RUS
Bout for 7/8 CHN 45 – 32POL
Bout for 9/10 ISR 45 – 39USA