| Event type

Épée, Team, Women

Date 5 August 2012
LocationNorth Greenwich Arena, Greenwich, London
Participants31 from 8 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

Romania, as World Champions in both 2010 and 2011, were top seeds for the Olympic tournament so it came as a major shock when they were put out by Korea, the lowest ranked team at London, in the opening match of the event. Korea then claimed victory against the USA in the semi-final to give them an unlikely shot at the Olympic title.

The other half of the draw was more predictable although the defeat of #2 seeds Russia by #3 seeds China would have been considered a minor upset if the recent form of both nations fencers were not taken into consideration.

The final saw Sun Yujie make up for the disappointment of failing to win the individual gold by anchoring China to victory by 39 points to 25. This was the first time an Asian nation had won an Olympic team title in fencing although, as South Korea were to win the men’s sabre title within the hour, its status as a unique feat in Olympic history would not last for long. The bronze medal match between the USA and Russia was a much closer affair which was decided only when Courtney Hurley scored the winning hit in the sudden death extra minute.

1People's Republic of ChinaCHNGold
Luo XiaojuanXu AnqiSun YujieLi Na
2Republic of KoreaKORSilver
Sin A-RamChoi In-JeongChoi Eun-SukJeong Hyo-Jeong
3United StatesUSABronze
Kelley HurleyMaya LawrenceSusie ScanlanCourtney Hurley
4Russian FederationRUS
Violetta KolobovaTatyana LogunovaAnna SivkovaLyubov Shutova
Imke DuplitzerBritta HeidemannMonika Sozanska
Ana Maria BrânzăLoredana DinuSimona GhermanAnca Măroiu
Bianca Del CarrettoRossella FiamingoMara Navarria (-Lo Coco)Nathalie Moellhausen
Yana ShemiakinaAnfisa PochkalovaOlena KryvytskaKseniya Panteleieva

Quarter-Finals (5 August 2012 — 10:30)

Winner of each match advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 KOR 45 – 38ROU
Match #2 USA 45 – 35ITA
Match #3 CHN 45 – 42GER
Match #4 RUS 45 – 34UKR

Semi-Finals (5 August 2012 — 13:30)

Winner of each match advanced to final round.

Match #1 KOR 45 – 36USA
Match #2 CHN 20 – 19RUS

Classification Round (5 August 2012 — 12:00)

Match #1 ROU 45 – 38ITA
Match #2 GER 45 – 36UKR

Final Round (5 August 2012 — 15:00)

Match 1/2 CHN 39 – 25KOR
Match 3/4 USA 31 – 30RUS
Match 5/6 GER 45 – 36ROU
Match 7/8 ITA 45 – 40UKR