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France wins men's sabre team gold
France wins men's sabre team gold
France claimed the men's sabre team title at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday, beating the United States 45-37 in the final.

New Fencing powerhouses shake European foundations

Fencing at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games heralded the dawn of a new era with up and coming Fencing powerhouses challenging Europe's traditional dominance. The United States and countries from Asia claimed one third of all possible medals across 10 events at the Fencing Hall.


· Fencing: France defends Sabre title
· France retains Olympic men's sabre team gold
· Italy takes bronze medal of men's sabre team event
· France and Russia competes for Men's Team Sabre gold
· Russia wins women's foil team gold


Inside This Sport Athletes
Evolved from the ancient form of combat, fencing is a sport that has been featured at every modern Olympic Games. [Full story]
· Discipline's origin
· Olympic history
· Rules
· Fencing equipment
· List of events
· Time and venue
Zhong Man stood proudly on the podium, becoming the first Chinese winning an Olympic fencing gold medal 24 years after the country's last crowning moment in Los Angeles Games. Zhong Man grabs Olympic fencing gold for China after 24 years
Luan Jujie: Fifty-year-old fencing queen still sharp Luan Jujie: Fifty-year-old fencing queen still sharp
World No. 1 Italian foil fencer Andrea Baldini Italian foil champion out of Beijing Olympics


Gallery >>
  • France wins men's sabre team gold
  • Zhong Man (rear) of China fights with Jaime Marti of Spain during their match at the men's individual sabre round of 16 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games fencing event at the Fencing Hall of National Convention Center in Beijing, Aug 12, 2008.
  • Italy's Tagliariol wins gold
  • Members of the Ukraine national fencing team practise.

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