A member of the Great Britain fencing team, Sophie Troiano, prepares for her event Photograph: David Levene for The Guardian

London 2012 Olympic fencing – in pictures

A member of the Great Britain fencing team, Sophie Troiano, prepares for her event Photograph: David Levene for The Guardian

Alexy Cheremisinov of Russia and Jamie Kenber of Great Britain compete in the Men's Foil Team Final at the Fencing Invitational, part of the "London Prepares" series at ExCel in London, on November 27, 2011. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Alexy Cheremisinov of Russia and Jamie Kenber of Great Britain compete in the Men's Foil Team Final at the Fencing Invitational, part of the "London Prepares" series at ExCel in London, on November 27, 2011. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Marcel Marcilloux of France strikes Richard Kruse of Great Britain during the men's foil team fencing match.

Marcel Marcilloux of France strikes Richard Kruse of Great Britain during the men's foil team fencing match.

Justine Moore of Great Britain gets the point  Justine Moore of Great Britain in action during the women's Team Wheelchair Fencing - Category Open classification match between Great Britain and France on Day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCeL.

Justine Moore of Great Britain gets the point Justine Moore of Great Britain in action during the women's Team Wheelchair Fencing - Category Open classification match between Great Britain and France on Day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCeL.

Enzo Lefort of France battles Laurence Halsted of Great Britain during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

Enzo Lefort of France battles Laurence Halsted of Great Britain during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

European Fencing Championship Torun 2016 team podium: Gold RUSSIA, Silver ITALY and Bronze GREAT BRITAIN (Photos: Augusto BIZZI)

European Fencing Championship Torun 2016 team podium: Gold RUSSIA, Silver ITALY and Bronze GREAT BRITAIN (Photos: Augusto BIZZI)

Fencing team of the U.S. celebrate their victory at the end of the women

Fencing team of the U.S. celebrate their victory at the end of the women

A dance team performs during a timeout of preliminary women's basketball game between Canada and Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.

A dance team performs during a timeout of preliminary women's basketball game between Canada and Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.

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