Fencing: Final Olympic Fencing Quotas Awarded at Conclusion of Pan Am Zonal Qualifier

The final quotas in fencing were awarded today on the final day of the Pan American Zonal Qualifiers. Only unqualified nations were allowed to compete where the winner of each event was given a quota to compete at the games. Each event consisted of a pool round where athletes were then seeded into a single elimination bracket. The Pan American Zonal Qualifiers was held in San Jose, Costa Rica from May 1st to May 2nd 2021.

The women’s individual epee came down to top seed Leonora MacKinnon of Canada whom defeated Cuba’s Yamilka Rodriguez 15-6 in the semi-finals and third seed Maria Luisa Doig of Peru whom similarly won over Paraguay’s Montserrat Viveros 15-6. Doig was able to secure the Olympic quota by defeating MacKinnon 15-12.

The men’s individual foil came down to Argentina’s Augusto Servello whom defeated top seed Victor Leon of Venezuela in the semi-finals 15-13 and Mexico’s Diego Cervantes whom won against Colombia’s Daniel Sconzo 15-13. The Olympic quota was won by Cervantes whom defeated Servello 15-13.

The final event of the day, the women’s individual sabre came down to top seed Alejandra Benitez of Venezuela and Argentina’s Maria Belen Perez. In the semi-finals, Benitez won 15-13 against Mexico’s Julieta Toledo while Perez defeated the Dominican Republic’s Heyddys Valentin 15-5. Perez repeated that performance in the final to win the Olympic quota against Benitez 15-6.

All of the Olympic quotas for fencing have now been allocated, barring any late withdrawals.

Qualified Nations

Women’s Individual Epee
* Peru

Men’s Individual Foil
* Mexico

Women’s Individual Sabre
* Argentina

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