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

Natalia Sheppard of Great Britain in the Women's Foil Individual Round of 64 match on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Mohamed Samandi of Tunisia competes against Husayn Rosowsky of Great Britain during the round of 64 Men's Foil Individual on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 2012 in London, England.

British Gillian Sheen (B.1928) 1956 Gold Medal for Great Britain

British Gillian Sheen 1956 Gold Medal for Great Britain

China's Lei Sheng celebrates defeating Egypt's Alaaeldin Abouelkassem during their men's individual foil gold medal fencing match at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT FENCING) - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

China's Lei Sheng celebrates defeating Egypt's Alaaeldin Abouelkassem during their men's individual foil gold medal fencing match at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT FENCING) - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

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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.

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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 (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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.

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

Germany's Britta Heidemann (L) competes against South Korea's Shin A Lam during their women's epee individual semifinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT FENCING)

Germany's Heidemann competes against South Korea's Shin during their women's epee individual semifinal fencing competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Anna Bentley of Great Britain reacts during her match against Monica Peterson of Canada during the round of 64 for women's fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. Bentley won.

PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics Photos Of The Day

Anna Bentley of Great Britain reacts during her match against Monica Peterson of Canada during the round of 64 for women's fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July in London.

Britain's Zara Phillips, riding High Kingdom, clears a fence during the Eventing Jumping equestrian event. She and High Kingdom went on to win a silver medal.

Day Britain's Zara Phillips, riding High Kingdom, clears a fence during the Eventing Jumping equestrian event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park, July 2012

Peter Joppich of Germany, right, reacts after winning his match against James-Andrew Davis of Great Britain during men's individual foil fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Peter Joppich of Germany, right, reacts after winning his match against James-Andrew Davis of Great Britain during men's individual foil fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July in London.

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