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Épée, Team, Women

Date11 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationArena Carioca 3, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants36 from 9 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

Though Romania was ranked second before the event, their victory in the final against top seeded PR China, whose team included two fencers from the London 2012 gold medal team, Sun Yujie and Xu Anqi, came as a surprise. The final was also revenge for the 2015 World Championships final in Moscow, when China defeated Romania. The Rio semi-finalists were made up of the top four seeded teams, with Romania easily beating Russia 45–31 in one semi-, and China defeating Estonia 45–36 in the other. The London 2012 silver and bronze medalists, Korea and the United States, were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Estonia and Romania, respectively. Romania’s victory over the USA was secured in extra-time.

In the final, Romania led from the first to the last period after the Beijing 2008 individual silver medalist Ana Maria Brânză-Popescu gave Romania a 1–0 advantage, which was increased by Simona Pop, Simona Gherman and substitute Loredana Dinu to 24–16 after seven periods. It was Popescu, who secured the gold medal, edging out China’s Xu Anqi. China’s silver medal was the country’s 500th medal in the history of the Olympics bringing them to seventh place in the all-time ranking. Russia claimed the bronze medal by defeating Estonia 37–31. It was Tatyana Logunova’s third team épée medal in her fifth Olympic appearance, after gold medals in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

PosCompetitorsNOC
1RomaniaROUGold
Simona GhermanSimona PopAna Maria PopescuLoredana Dinu
2People's Republic of ChinaCHNSilver
Sun YiwenSun YujieXu AnqiHao Jialu
3Russian FederationRUSBronze
Violetta KolobovaTatyana LogunovaLyubov ShutovaOlga Kochneva
4EstoniaEST
Julia BeljajevaIrina EmbrichErika KirpuKristina Kuusk
5United StatesUSA
Kat HolmesCourtney HurleyKelley HurleyKatarzyna Trzopek
6Republic of KoreaKOR
Choi In-JeongSin A-RamChoi Eun-SukGang Yeong-Mi
7FranceFRA
Mariflo CandassamyAuriane MalloJosetta Jacques-André-CoquinLauren Rembi
8UkraineUKR
Olena KryvytskaKseniya PanteleievaAnfisa PochkalovaYana Shemiakina
9BrazilBRA
Rayssa CostaNathalie MoellhausenAmanda SimeãoKatherine Miller

Round One

Date11 August 2016
FormatWinner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #1People's Republic of ChinaCHNbye
Match #211 Aug 9:00Blue PisteUkraineUKR45 – 32BrazilBRA
Match #3Republic of KoreaKORbye
Match #4EstoniaESTbye
Match #5Russian FederationRUSbye
Match #6FranceFRAbye
Match #7United StatesUSAbye
Match #8RomaniaROUbye

Quarter-Finals

Date11 August 2016
FormatWinner of each match advanced to semi-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #111 Aug 10:30Blue PistePeople's Republic of ChinaCHN42 – 34UkraineUKR
Match #211 Aug 10:30Red PisteEstoniaEST27 – 26Republic of KoreaKOR
Match #311 Aug 10:30Green PisteRussian FederationRUS44 – 41FranceFRA
Match #411 Aug 10:30Yellow PisteRomaniaROU24 – 23United StatesUSA

Semi-Finals

Date11 August 2016
FormatWinner of each match advanced to final pool.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #111 Aug 13:15Blue PistePeople's Republic of ChinaCHN45 – 36EstoniaEST
Match #211 Aug 13:15Green PisteRomaniaROU45 – 31Russian FederationRUS

Classification Round

Date11 August 2016
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match #111 Aug 12:00Red PisteRepublic of KoreaKOR45 – 34UkraineUKR
Match #211 Aug 12:00Yellow PisteUnited StatesUSA32 – 28FranceFRA

Final Round

Date11 August 2016
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitorsNOCResultCompetitorsNOC
Match 1/211 Aug 18:30Finals PisteRomaniaROU44 – 38People's Republic of ChinaCHN
Match 3/411 Aug 17:00Finals PisteRussian FederationRUS37 – 31EstoniaEST
Match 5/611 Aug 14:30Red PisteUnited StatesUSA22 – 18Republic of KoreaKOR
Match 7/811 Aug 14:30Yellow PisteFranceFRA45 – 38UkraineUKR