Fencing: 32 Nations Qualify After Finalization of the FIE Official Rankings

With the conclusion of the final event which contributes points to the FIE Official Rankings, 32 nations have secured a spot to compete in fencing at the Olympics. Athletes and nations could earn points at various events including World Cups, World Championships, Continental Championships, Grand Prix events and other approved events.

Eight team quotas were available for each event where the top four nations and the next highest ranked nation from each continent (Africa, Asia/Oceania, Europe, Pan America), provided that they are ranked within the top 16 qualified. The team of three athletes will also compete in the individual events. Additionally, six more quotas (two in Asia/Oceania and Europe and one in Africa and Pan America) in each event were available to the highest ranked athletes from nations not qualified in the team event.

Italy, Russia and the United States were able to qualify a full team of 18 athletes while France and South Korea qualified four teams and individual athletes to the other events for a total of 14. China, Egypt and Hungary will participate in three team events while Canada, Germany and Hong Kong will participate in two. Japan is currently qualified in the women’s team foil, but with eight host quotas still available to them they will ultimately participate in 4 or 5 team events, depending on how they are allocated. Also sending a single team are Estonia, Iran, Poland, Switzerland, Tunisia and Ukraine.

Among nations which only qualified individual athletes, Brazil leads the pack by qualifying in the men’s individual foil and women’s individual epee. 13 nations qualified a single athlete. This includes Colombia, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, India, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.

Four quotas per each individual event remain. These will be allocated one each to the zonal qualifiers scheduled to occur in April.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Individual Epee
* China
* China
* China
* France
* France
* France
* Hungary
* Italy
* Italy
* Italy
* Japan
* Kazakhstan
* Morocco
* Netherlands
* Russia
* Russia
* Russia
* South Korea
* South Korea
* South Korea
* Switzerland
* Switzerland
* Switzerland
* Ukraine
* Ukraine
* Ukraine
* United States
* United States
* United States
* Venezuela

Women’s Individual Epee
* Brazil
* China
* China
* China
* Estonia
* Estonia
* Estonia
* France
* Hong Kong
* Hong Kong
* Hong Kong
* Italy
* Italy
* Italy
* Japan
* Poland
* Poland
* Poland
* Romania
* Russia
* Russia
* Russia
* South Korea
* South Korea
* South Korea
* Tunisia
* United States
* United States
* United States
* Uzbekistan

Men’s Team Epee
* China
* France
* Italy
* Russia
* South Korea
* Switzerland
* Ukraine
* United States

Women’s Team Epee
* China
* Estonia
* Hong Kong
* Italy
* Poland
* Russia
* South Korea
* United States

Men’s Individual Foil
* Brazil
* Canada
* Canada
* Canada
* Egypt
* Egypt
* Egypt
* France
* France
* France
* Germany
* Germany
* Germany
* Great Britain
* Hong Kong
* Hong Kong
* Hong Kong
* Italy
* Italy
* Italy
* Japan
* Russia
* Russia
* Russia
* South Korea
* Spain
* Tunisia
* United States
* United States
* United States

Women’s Individual Foil
* Canada
* Canada
* Canada
* China
* Colombia
* Egypt
* Egypt
* Egypt
* France
* France
* France
* Germany
* Hungary
* Hungary
* Hungary
* Italy
* Italy
* Italy
* Japan
* Japan
* Japan
* Russia
* Russia
* Russia
* South Korea
* Tunisia
* Turkey
* United States
* United States
* United States

Men’s Team Foil
* Canada
* Egypt
* France
* Germany
* Hong Kong
* Italy
* Russia
* United States

Women’s Team Foil
* Canada
* Egypt
* France
* Hungary
* Italy
* Japan
* Russia
* United States

Men’s Individual Sabre
* Canada
* China
* Egypt
* Egypt
* Egypt
* France
* Georgia
* Germany
* Germany
* Germany
* Hungary
* Hungary
* Hungary
* Iran
* Iran
* Iran
* Italy
* Italy
* Italy
* Japan
* Russia
* Russia
* Russia
* South Korea
* South Korea
* South Korea
* Tunisia
* United States
* United States
* United States

Women’s Individual Sabre
* Canada
* China
* China
* China
* Egypt
* France
* France
* France
* Greece
* Hungary
* Hungary
* Hungary
* India
* Italy
* Italy
* Italy
* Japan
* Russia
* Russia
* Russia
* South Korea
* South Korea
* South Korea
* Tunisia
* Tunisia
* Tunisia
* Ukraine
* United States
* United States
* United States

Men’s Team Sabre
* Egypt
* Germany
* Hungary
* Iran
* Italy
* Russia
* South Korea
* United States

Women’s Team Sabre
* China
* France
* Hungary
* Italy
* Russia
* South Korea
* Tunisia
* United States

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