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Épée, Team, Women

Date20 August 2004
LocationAithousa Ksifaskias, Olympiako Syngrotima Ellenikou, Hellinikon
Participants32 from 9 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The semi-finals of the individual épée were contested by two Frenchwomen and two Hungarians. Despite having such strength in depth neither country would contest the final in Athens with Hungary being a victim of a stunning upset by the lowly regarded Canadian team in their first match. France fell victim to the top seeded German team in the semi-final although the Germans needed a sudden death winner to achieve their victory. And so it was that Germany duly took their expected place to dispute the gold medal with the reigning World and Olympic champions from Russia in a rematch of the final of the previous year’s World Championship final. The Russian trio of Tatyana Logunova, Anna Sivkova and Oksana Yermakova all played their part in the 34-28 victory over the German team with Tatyana Logunova and Yermakova adding further gold medals to the ones they had won in Sydney.

1Russian FederationRUSGold
Karina AznavuryanTatyana LogunovaAnna SivkovaOksana Yermakova
Claudia BokelImke DuplitzerBritta Heidemann
Sarah DanintheLaura Flessel-ColovicHajnalka Király-PicotMaureen Nisima
Monique KavelaarsJulie LeprohonSherraine MacKay
Adrienn HormayIldikó Mincza-NébaldTímea NagyHajnalka Tóth
6People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Li NaShen WeiweiZhang LiZhong Weiping
7Republic of KoreaKOR
Go Jeong-NamKim Hui-JeongKim Mi-JeongLee Geum-Nam
Jeanne ChristouDimitra MagkanoudakiNiki-Katerina Sidiropoulou
9South AfricaRSA
Rachel BarlowNatalia TyshlerKelly Wilson

Round One

Date20 August 2004 — 10:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to semi-finals.
Match #120 Aug 10:00GreeceGRE34 – 15South AfricaRSA


Date20 August 2004 — 11:25
Match #120 Aug 11:25GermanyGER33 – 32GreeceGRE
Match #220 Aug 11:25FranceFRA45 – 33People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Match #320 Aug 11:25Russian FederationRUS37 – 31Republic of KoreaKOR
Match #420 Aug 11:25CanadaCAN38 – 37HungaryHUN


Date20 August 2004 — 12:50
FormatWinner of each match advanced to final.
Match #120 Aug 12:50GermanyGER33 – 32FranceFRA
Match #220 Aug 12:50Russian FederationRUS25 – 18CanadaCAN

Classification Round 5-8

Date20 August 2004 — 12:50
Match #120 Aug 12:50HungaryHUN40 – 33Republic of KoreaKOR
Match #220 Aug 12:50People's Republic of ChinaCHN29 – 18GreeceGRE

Final Round

Date20 August 2004 — 18:30
Match 1/220 Aug 18:30Russian FederationRUS34 – 28GermanyGER
Match 3/420 Aug 19:50FranceFRA45 – 37CanadaCAN
Match 5/620 Aug 14:15HungaryHUN32 – 31People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Match 7/820 Aug 14:15Republic of KoreaKOR44 – 30GreeceGRE