2012 Olympic fencing: Olympic fencing

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

The British fencing team for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio was…

The British fencing team for this summer& Olympic Games in Rio was…

Best Of London: Day 9 - Slideshows | James-Andrew Davis of Great Britain celebrates beating Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt during the Men's Foil Team Fencing on Day 9.  (Photo: Hannah Johnston / Getty Images) NBC Olympics

James-Andrew Davis of Great Britain celebrates beating Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt during the Men's Foil Team Fencing at 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Susie Scanlan (L), Kelley Hurley (2nd L), Courtney Hurley (C) and Maya Lawrence of the U.S. (R) celebrate their victory with their coach at the end of the women's eppe team bronze medal fencing competition against Russia at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 4, 2012.

Fencing team of the U. celebrate their victory at the end of the women's eppe team bronze medal fencing competition against Russia at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Members of the Great Britain and Poland Fencing Teams pose for pictures in appropriately named streets in London to promote their forthcoming exhibition contest Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Members of the Great Britain and Poland Fencing Teams pose for pictures in appropriately named streets in London to promote their forthcoming exhibition contest Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Behind the mask, Sophie Troiano of Great Britain celebrates a point against Eman Gaber of Egypt  in the Women's Foil Team Fencing round. Photograph: Hannah Johnston/Getty Images

London 2012 Olympics: Thursday 2 August - live picture blog

Behind the mask, Sophie Troiano of Great Britain celebrates a point against Eman Gaber of Egypt in the Women's Foil Team Fencing round.

Anna Meares of Australia wins her heat

Chieko Sugawara of Japan competes against Sophie Troiano of Great Britain in the women's Foil Team Fencing placement on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August

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 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2012 in London, England.

Great Britain's Laurence Halsted poses for a photograph during the Fencing Olympic Team annou...

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Great Britain's Laurence Halsted poses for a photograph during the Fencing Olympic Team annou.

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.

Fencing team of the U.S. celebrate their victory at the end of the women's eppe team bronze medal fencing competition against Russia at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Fencing team of the U. celebrate their victory at the end of the women's eppe team bronze medal fencing competition against Russia at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Lewis Hamilton Photos - Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP stands on top of a fence with a Great Britain flag to celebrate his win with the British fans during the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 10, 2016 in Northampton, England. - F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain

Lewis Hamilton Photos Photos: F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain

Multiple exposures were combined in camera to produce this image of  Nam Hyun Hee of The Republic of Korea and Astrid Guyart of France competing in during women's Foil Team Fencing bronze medal match on Day 6.

This crisp multiple exposure image captures Korea's Hyun Hee Nam and France's Astrid Guyart during the bronze medal match

These young men are the elite of Britain's fencing team chosen for the Olympic Games 2016. The guys are hot and watch out in Rio!

These young men are the elite of Britain's fencing team chosen for the Olympic Games The guys are hot and watch out in Rio!

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