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)

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Shaimaa Elgammal of Egypt is injured in the Women's Foil Team Fencing round of 16 against Great Britain on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Shaimaa Elgammal of Egypt is injured in the Women's Foil Team Fencing round of 16 against Great Britain on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

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.

: Chieko Sugawara of Japan competes against Sophie Troiano of Great Britain in the Women's Foil Team Fencing placement 7-8 on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

: Chieko Sugawara of Japan competes against Sophie Troiano of Great Britain in the Women's Foil Team Fencing placement 7-8 on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Husayn Rosowsky of Great Britain competes against Tarek Ayad of Egypt during the Men's Foil Team Fencing on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

Husayn Rosowsky of Great Britain competes against Tarek Ayad of Egypt during the Men's Foil Team Fencing 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.

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.

Richard Kruse (32) is a British fencer specializing in the foil.  He has represented Great Britain at the Summer Olympics three times.  In 2015, he was part of the Great Britain team that shocked Olympic champions Italy to win the first European Games in team foil. #RichardKruse #Fencing #GreatBritain #Olympics #Foil #Champion

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Richard Kruse (32) is a British fencer specializing in the foil. He has represented Great Britain at the Summer Olympics three times. In 2015, he was part of the Great Britain team that shocked Olympic champions Italy to win the first European Games in team foil. #RichardKruse #Fencing #GreatBritain #Olympics #Foil #Champion

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