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Épée, Team, Women

Date19 September 2000 — 09:30-15:50, 17:30-20:25
StatusOlympic
LocationSydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales / Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants26 from 8 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

France and Germany, World Champions in 1998 and 1999 respectively, failed to survive their opening matches. The beneficiaries from these early upsets were Russia and Switzerland. The Russian team survived close fought encounters against Germany and Hungary to reach the final whilst the lower seeded Swiss had a more comfortable passage to the final. Russia took an early lead in the final and maintained their advantage to win by a clear cut margin of 45 to 36 over Switzerland. Three of the four team members would return to successfully defend the title four years later in Athens. One of the quartet, Oksana Yermakova, was born in Estonia and appeared for the country of her birth at the Atlanta Olympics before making the switch to Russia in 1998. She had been voted Estonia’s Sportswoman of the Year in 1993.

PosNrFencersNOC
14Russian FederationRUSGold
Karina AznavuryanTatyana LogunovaMariya MazinaOksana Yermakova
23SwitzerlandSUISilver
Gianna Hablützel-BürkiSophie LamonDiana Romagnoli
37People's Republic of ChinaCHNBronze
Li NaLiang QinYang Shaoqi
41HungaryHUN
Tímea NagyIldikó MinczaGyöngyi Szalay-Horváth
52FranceFRA
Valérie Barlois-LerouxLaura Flessel-ColovicSangita TripathiSophie Moressée-Pichot
65GermanyGER
Katja NassImke DuplitzerClaudia Bokel
76CubaCUB
Tamara EsteriZuleidis OrtizMirayda García
88NorwayNOR
Margrete MørchRagnhild AndenæsSilvia Lesoil

Round One (19 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 HUN 45 – 32NOR
Match #2 RUS 45 – 43GER
Match #3 SUI 45 – 38CUB
Match #4 CHN 45 – 42FRA

Semi-Finals (19 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to final.

Match #1 RUS 45 – 44HUN
Match #2 SUI 45 – 33CHN

Classification Round 5-8 (19 September 2000)

Match #1 GER 45 – 39NOR
Match #2 FRA 45 – 39CUB

Final Pool (19 September 2000)

Match 1/2 RUS 45 – 35SUI
Match 3/4 CHN 41 – 39HUN
Match 5/6 FRA 45 – 33GER
Match 7/8 CUB 45 – 32NOR