Saturday, February 13, 2016

Women Medalist in the Summer Olympics Individual Foil Fencing

Women first participated in the fencing sport in the Summer Olympics in 1924. They were restricted to only one fencing Event; individual foil.

In the individual foil events in the 1924 Summer Olympics that was held in Paris France. The first ever women medalist in any Summer Olympics fencing were:

Ellen Osiier, a Denmark Citizen who won a gold medal in foil event in the 1924 Summer Olympics, the silver medal went to Gladys Davies of Great Britain, while another Dane; Grete Heckscher took home the bronze medal.

Below is the table of all the women who have ever won medals in the Summer Olympics individual foil since its debut in the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Italy is the nation with most gold medals when it comes to women individual foil. China is the only country outside Europe to have ever won a gold medal in individual fencing and that was in the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles.

Valentina Vezzali , a 42 year old Italian Individual Foil gold medalist is so far the most successful medalist have won 4 gold medals in total, single gold medal in women individual foil events since the 2000 edition of the Summer Olympics to the 2012 London Olympics

Valentina Vezzali

Take a look at the medal table below with all the medalists for Summer Olympics Individual Foil Event in Fencing.

Summer Olympics Year

Host City

Host Country

Medal Type

Sport

Event

Medalist

Nationality

1924

Paris

France

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Ellen Osiier 

Denmark

1924

Paris

France

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Gladys Davies 

Great Britain

1924

Paris

France

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Grete Heckscher 

Denmark

1928

Amsterdam

Netherlands

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Helene Mayer

Germany

1928

Amsterdam

Netherlands

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Muriel Freeman

Great Britain

1928

Amsterdam

Netherlands

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

 Olga Oelkers

Germany

1932

Los Angeles

California, USA

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Ellen Müller-Preis

Austria

1932

Los Angeles

California, USA

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Judy Guinness

Great Britain

1932

Los Angeles

California, USA

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Erna Bogen-Bogáti

Hungary

1936

Berlin

Germany

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Ilona Elek-Schacherer

Hungary

1936

Berlin

Germany

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Helene Mayer

Germany

1936

Berlin

Germany

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Ellen Müller-Preis

Austria

1948

London

Great Britain

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Ilona Elek-Schacherer

Hungary

1948

London

Great Britain

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Karen Lachmann

Denmark

1948

London

Great Britain

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Ellen Müller-Preis

Austria

1952

Helsinki

Finland

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Irene Camber-Corno

Italy

1952

Helsinki

Finland

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Ilona Elek-Schacherer

Hungary

1952

Helsinki

Finland

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Karen Lachmann

Denmark

1956

Melbourne

Australia

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Gillian Sheen

Great Britain

1956

Melbourne

Australia

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Olga Orban-Szabo

Romania

1956

Melbourne

Australia

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Renée Garilhe

France

1960

Rome

Italy

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Heidi Schmid

Germany

1960

Rome

Italy

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Valentina Rastvorova

USSR

1960

Rome

Italy

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Maria Vicol

Romania

1964

Tokyo

Japan

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Ildikó Újlaky-Rejtő

Hungary

1964

Tokyo

Japan

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Helga Mees

Germany

1964

Tokyo

Japan

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Antonella Ragno-Lonzi

Italy

1968

Mexico City

Mexico

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Yelena Novikova-Belova

USSR

1968

Mexico City

Mexico

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Pilar Roldán

Mexico

1968

Mexico City

Mexico

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Ildikó Ságiné Ujlakyné Rejtő

Hungary

1972

Munich

West Germany

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Antonella Ragno-Lonzi

Italy

1972

Munich

West Germany

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Ildikó Farkasinszky-Bóbis

Hungary

1972

Munich

West Germany

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Galina Gorokhova

USSR

1976

Montréal

Canada

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Ildikó Schwarczenberger-Tordasi

Hungary

1976

Montréal

Canada

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Maria Consolata Collino

Italy

1976

Montréal

Canada

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Yelena Novikova-Belova

USSR

1980

Moscow

Russia (Then Known as USSR)

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Pascale Trinquet-Hachin

France

1980

Moscow

Russia (Then Known as USSR)

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Magda Maros

Hungary

1980

Moscow

Russia (Then Known as USSR)

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Barbara Wysoczańsk

Poland

1984

Los Angeles

California, USA

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Jujie Luan

China

1984

Los Angeles

California, USA

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Cornelia Hanisch

West Germany

1984

Los Angeles

California, USA

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Dorina Vaccaroni

Italy

1988

Seoul

South Korea

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Anja Fichtel-Mauritz

West Germany

1988

Seoul

South Korea

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Sabine Bau

West Germany

1988

Seoul

South Korea

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Zita-Eva Funkenhauser

West Germany

1992

Barcelona

Spain

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Giovanna Trillini

Italy

1992

Barcelona

Spain

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Wang Huifeng

China

1992

Barcelona

Spain

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Tatyana Sadovskaya

Olympics Unified Team

1996

Atlanta

Georgia, USA

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Laura Cârlescu-Badea

Romania

1996

Atlanta

Georgia, USA

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Valentina Vezzali

Italy

1996

Atlanta

Georgia, USA

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Giovanna Trillini

Italy

2000

Sydney

Australia

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Valentina Vezzali

Italy

2000

Sydney

Australia

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Rita König

Germany

2000

Sydney

Australia

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Giovanna Trillini

Italy

2004

Athens

Greece

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

 Valentina Vezzali

Italy

2004

Athens

Greece

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Giovanna Trillini

Italy

2004

Athens

Greece

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Sylwia Gruchała

Poland

2008

Beijing

China

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Valentina Vezzali

Italy

2008

Beijing

China

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Nam Hyun-Hee

South Korea

2008

Beijing

China

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Margherita Granbassi

Italy

2012

London

Great Britain

Gold

Fencing

Individual Foil

Elisa Di Francisca

Italy

2012

London

Great Britain

Silver

Fencing

Individual Foil

Arianna Errigo

Italy

2012

London

Great Britain

Bronze

Fencing

Individual Foil

Valentina Vezzali

Italy