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Épée, Individual, Women

Date17 September 2000 — 9:30
LocationSydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales / Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants39 from 22 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The two women who contested the final in Sydney, Tímea Nagy of Hungary and Switzerland’s Gianna Hablützel-Bürki, had been regular competitors at the top level of the sport but their presence in the gold medal match ahead of more fancied fencers was a major surprise. Hablützel-Bürki’s road to the final was the more tumultuous of the two as she won three of her four fights on decisive hits. Oddly her only clear victory came against top seed ldikó Mincza of Hungary. In the other half of the draw Nagy progressed with little fanfare to the semi-finals where she won a dramatic tie-breaker against reigning Olympic Champion Laura Flessel-Colovic. Tímea Nagy trailed in the early phase of the final but recovered to overcome the deficit and then pulled away to a lead she would not relinquish.

So it was that Nagy, whose reputation was made as a mainstay of the Hungarian squad in team competitions, became Sydney Olympic champion.

113Tímea NagyHUNGold
217Gianna Hablützel-BürkiSUISilver
32Laura Flessel-ColovicFRABronze
414Tatyana LogunovaRUS
56Valérie Barlois-LerouxFRA
68Zuleidis OrtizCUB
710Margherita ZalaffiITA
812Claudia BokelGER
91Ildikó MinczaHUN
105Imke DuplitzerGER
117Mariya MazinaRUS
129Diana RomagnoliSUI
1318Andrea RentmeisterAUT
1422Sangita TripathiFRA
1529Sophie LamonSUI
1630Jūlija VansovičaLAT
173Cristiana CascioliITA
184Gyöngyi Szalay-HorváthHUN
1911Sherraine SchalmCAN
2015Evelyn HallsAUS
2116Mirayda GarcíaCUB
2219Go Jeong-JeonKOR
2320Yang ShaoqiCHN
2421Ragnhild AndenæsNOR
2523Liang QinCHN
2624Margrete MørchNOR
2725Tamara EsteriCUB
2826Karina AznavuryanRUS
2927Katja NassGER
3028Li NaCHN
3131Tamara ŠotraSCG
3232Arlene StevensUSA
3333Silvia LesoilNOR
3434Zahra GamirALG
3535Ángela María EspinozaCOL
3636Cáterin BravoCHI
3737Anisa PetrovaUZB
3839Nataliya GoncharovaKAZ
3938May MoustafaEGY

Round One

Date17 September 2000
FormatWinner of each match advanced to round two.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Bout #117 SepIldikó Mincza (1)HUNbye
Bout #217 SepPiste BlueArlene Stevens (32)USA5 – 2Zahra Gamir (34)ALG
Bout #317 SepGianna Hablützel-Bürki (17)SUIbye
Bout #417 SepMirayda García (16)CUBbye
Bout #517 SepDiana Romagnoli (9)SUIbye
Bout #617 SepMargrete Mørch (24)NORbye
Bout #717 SepTamara Esteri (25)CUBbye
Bout #817 SepZuleidis Ortiz (8)CUBbye
Bout #917 SepValérie Barlois-Leroux (6)FRAbye
Bout #1017 SepPiste GreenKatja Nass (27)GER15 – 8Anisa Petrova (37)UZB
Bout #1117 SepSangita Tripathi (22)FRAbye
Bout #1217 SepSherraine Schalm (11)CANbye
Bout #1317 SepTatyana Logunova (14)RUSbye
Bout #1417 SepGo Jeong-Jeon (19)KORbye
Bout #1517 SepPiste GreenSophie Lamon (29)SUI15 – 9Ángela María Espinoza (35)COL
Bout #1617 SepCristiana Cascioli (3)ITAbye
Bout #1717 SepGyöngyi Szalay-Horváth (4)HUNbye
Bout #1817 SepPiste RedJūlija Vansoviča (30)LAT15 – 5Cáterin Bravo (36)CHI
Bout #1917 SepYang Shaoqi (20)CHNbye
Bout #2017 SepTímea Nagy (13)HUNbye
Bout #2117 SepClaudia Bokel (12)GERbye
Bout #2217 SepRagnhild Andenæs (21)NORbye
Bout #2317 SepPiste RedLi Na (28)CHN15 – 5May Moustafa (38)EGY
Bout #2417 SepImke Duplitzer (5)GERbye
Bout #2517 SepMariya Mazina (7)RUSbye
Bout #2617 SepPiste YellowKarina Aznavuryan (26)RUS15 – 13Nataliya Goncharova (39)KAZ
Bout #2717 SepLiang Qin (23)CHNbye
Bout #2817 SepMargherita Zalaffi (10)ITAbye
Bout #2917 SepEvelyn Halls (15)AUSbye
Bout #3017 SepAndrea Rentmeister (18)AUTbye
Bout #3117 SepPiste YellowTamara Šotra (31)SCG15 – 8Silvia Lesoil (33)NOR
Bout #3217 SepLaura Flessel-Colovic (2)FRAbye

Round Two

Date17 September 2000
FormatWinner of each match advanced to round three.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Bout #117 SepPiste BlueIldikó Mincza (1)HUN11 – 8Arlene Stevens (32)USA
Bout #217 SepPiste BlueGianna Hablützel-Bürki (17)SUI15 – 14Mirayda García (16)CUB
Bout #317 SepPiste BlueDiana Romagnoli (9)SUI15 – 13Margrete Mørch (24)NOR
Bout #417 SepPiste BlueZuleidis Ortiz (8)CUB15 – 7Tamara Esteri (25)CUB
Bout #517 SepPiste GreenValérie Barlois-Leroux (6)FRA15 – 12Katja Nass (27)GER
Bout #617 SepPiste GreenSangita Tripathi (22)FRA15 – 13Sherraine Schalm (11)CAN
Bout #717 SepPiste GreenTatyana Logunova (14)RUS15 – 9Go Jeong-Jeon (19)KOR
Bout #817 SepPiste GreenSophie Lamon (29)SUI15 – 12Cristiana Cascioli (3)ITA
Bout #917 SepPiste RedJūlija Vansoviča (30)LAT15 – 13Gyöngyi Szalay-Horváth (4)HUN
Bout #1017 SepPiste RedTímea Nagy (13)HUN11 – 8Yang Shaoqi (20)CHN
Bout #1117 SepPiste RedClaudia Bokel (12)GER15 – 10Ragnhild Andenæs (21)NOR
Bout #1217 SepPiste RedImke Duplitzer (5)GER15 – 12Li Na (28)CHN
Bout #1317 SepPiste YellowMariya Mazina (7)RUS15 – 11Karina Aznavuryan (26)RUS
Bout #1417 SepPiste YellowMargherita Zalaffi (10)ITA15 – 11Liang Qin (23)CHN
Bout #1517 SepPiste YellowAndrea Rentmeister (18)AUT15 – 14Evelyn Halls (15)AUS
Bout #1617 SepPiste YellowLaura Flessel-Colovic (2)FRA15 – 9Tamara Šotra (31)SCG

Round Three

Date17 September 2000
FormatWinner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Bout #117 SepPiste BlueGianna Hablützel-Bürki (17)SUI15 – 9Ildikó Mincza (1)HUN
Bout #217 SepPiste BlueZuleidis Ortiz (8)CUB15 – 11Diana Romagnoli (9)SUI
Bout #317 SepPiste GreenValérie Barlois-Leroux (6)FRA15 – 8Sangita Tripathi (22)FRA
Bout #417 SepPiste GreenTatyana Logunova (14)RUS15 – 8Sophie Lamon (29)SUI
Bout #517 SepPiste RedTímea Nagy (13)HUN15 – 10Jūlija Vansoviča (30)LAT
Bout #617 SepPiste RedClaudia Bokel (12)GER15 – 14Imke Duplitzer (5)GER
Bout #717 SepPiste YellowMargherita Zalaffi (10)ITA15 – 13Mariya Mazina (7)RUS
Bout #817 SepPiste YellowLaura Flessel-Colovic (2)FRA15 – 12Andrea Rentmeister (18)AUT


Date17 September 2000
FormatWinner of each match advanced to semi-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Bout #117 SepPiste BlueGianna Hablützel-Bürki (17)SUI15 – 14Zuleidis Ortiz (8)CUB
Bout #217 SepPiste GreenTatyana Logunova (14)RUS15 – 10Valérie Barlois-Leroux (6)FRA
Bout #317 SepPiste RedTímea Nagy (13)HUN15 – 8Claudia Bokel (12)GER
Bout #417 SepPiste YellowLaura Flessel-Colovic (2)FRA15 – 11Margherita Zalaffi (10)ITA


Date17 September 2000
FormatWinner of each match advanced to final.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Bout #117 SepPiste FinalGianna Hablützel-Bürki (17)SUI13 – 12Tatyana Logunova (14)RUS
Bout #217 SepPiste FinalTímea Nagy (13)HUN15 – 14Laura Flessel-Colovic (2)FRA

Final Round

Date17 September 2000
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Bout 1/217 SepPiste FinalTímea Nagy (13)HUN15 – 11Gianna Hablützel-Bürki (17)SUI
Bout 3/417 SepPiste FinalLaura Flessel-Colovic (2)FRA15 – 6Tatyana Logunova (14)RUS