Fenc­ing

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Au­gust 6–14 Dead cert Gau­thier Gru­mier of France is the big favourite in the men’s épée Best of Bri­tish Team GB has the strong­est squad for decades—james Davis ( left) and Richard Kruse should be on the podium Corinthian con­tender Ital­ian fencer and politi­cian Valentina Vez­zali, a five-time Olympian, has won six gold, one sil­ver and two bronze medals; un­for­tu­nately, she nar­rowly failed to qual­ify for Rio Beat that Ital­ian broth­ers Nedo and Aldo Nadi were con­sid­ered to be two of the great­est swords­men of all time—they won eight golds be­tween them at the 1920 An­twerp Olympics Golden mo­ment Rubén Li­mardo’s de­light when he won Venezuela’s sec­ond ever Olympic gold medal, in Lon­don, in the men’s épée. He wore the medal for weeks and posed for pho­tos on the Tube Need to know There was con­tro­versy in 2012 when South Korean Shin Lam be­lieved she was through to the fi­nal, but the clock was sud­denly re­set from zero to one sec­ond, enough time for her Ger­man op­po­nent to score a hit, tak­ing her through to the next round

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