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Épée, Team, Women

Date19 September 2000 — 9:30
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.

PosCompetitorsNOC
1Russian FederationRUSGold
Karina AznavuryanTatyana LogunovaMariya MazinaOksana Yermakova
2SwitzerlandSUISilver
Gianna Hablützel-BürkiSophie LamonDiana Romagnoli
3People's Republic of ChinaCHNBronze
Li NaLiang QinYang Shaoqi
4HungaryHUN
Tímea NagyIldikó MinczaGyöngyi Szalay-Horváth
5FranceFRA
Valérie Barlois-LerouxLaura Flessel-ColovicSangita TripathiSophie Moressée-Pichot
6GermanyGER
Katja NassImke DuplitzerClaudia Bokel
7CubaCUB
Tamara EsteriZuleidis OrtizMirayda García
8NorwayNOR
Margrete MørchRagnhild AndenæsSilvia Lesoil

Round One

Date19 September 2000
FormatWinner of each match advanced to semi-finals.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #119 SepHungaryHUN45 – 32NorwayNOR
Match #219 SepRussian FederationRUS45 – 43GermanyGER
Match #319 SepSwitzerlandSUI45 – 38CubaCUB
Match #419 SepPeople's Republic of ChinaCHN45 – 42FranceFRA

Semi-Finals

Date19 September 2000
FormatWinner of each match advanced to final.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #119 SepRussian FederationRUS45 – 44HungaryHUN
Match #219 SepSwitzerlandSUI45 – 33People's Republic of ChinaCHN

Classification Round 5-8

Date19 September 2000
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #119 SepGermanyGER45 – 39NorwayNOR
Match #219 SepFranceFRA45 – 39CubaCUB

Final Round

Date19 September 2000
MatchDate/TimeCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match 1/219 SepRussian FederationRUS45 – 35SwitzerlandSUI
Match 3/419 SepPeople's Republic of ChinaCHN41 – 39HungaryHUN
Match 5/619 SepFranceFRA45 – 33GermanyGER
Match 7/819 SepCubaCUB45 – 32NorwayNOR