| Event type

Épée, Team, Women

Date11 August 2016
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.

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

Round One (11 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 CHN bye
Match #2 UKR 45 – 32BRA
Match #3 KOR bye
Match #4 EST bye
Match #5 RUS bye
Match #6 FRA bye
Match #7 USA bye
Match #8 ROU bye

Quarter-Finals (11 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 CHN 42 – 34UKR
Match #2 EST 27 – 26KOR
Match #3 RUS 44 – 41FRA
Match #4 ROU 24 – 23USA

Semi-Finals (11 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to final pool.

Match #1 CHN 45 – 36EST
Match #2 ROU 45 – 31RUS

Classification Round (11 August 2016)

Match #1 KOR 45 – 34UKR
Match #2 USA 32 – 28FRA

Final Round (11 August 2016)

Match 1/2 ROU 44 – 38CHN
Match 3/4 RUS 37 – 31EST
Match 5/6 USA 22 – 18KOR
Match 7/8 FRA 45 – 38UKR