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Beijing Olympics – Fencing guide July 27, 2008

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The London Telegraph
 
Last Updated: 1:08AM BST 27 Jul 2008

History

Fencing has been an ever-present at the Olympics; the foil and sabre competitions taking place in the inaugural Games at Athens, with the epee added four years later in Paris.

Olympic fencing has been dominated by Europeans. If we count Ukrainians as Europeans the only non-Europeans to win individual titles since 1904 are China’s Luan Jijie, who was women’s foil champion in 1984, and Mariel Zagunis, of the United States, who won the sabre in Athens.

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