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London 2012 Olympic fencing – in pictures

A member of the Great Britain fencing team, Sophie Troiano, prepares for her event Photograph: David Levene for The Guardian

Best Of London: Day 9 - Slideshows | James-Andrew Davis of Great Britain celebrates beating Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt during the Men's Foil Team Fencing on Day 9.  (Photo: Hannah Johnston / Getty Images) NBC Olympics

James-Andrew Davis of Great Britain celebrates beating Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt during the Men's Foil Team Fencing at 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Kate Middleton Gushes About George's Fondness For Fencing and Reveals Charlotte's Love of Horses

Kate Middleton Gushes About George's Fondness For Fencing and Reveals Charlotte's Love of Horses

Susie Scanlan (L), Kelley Hurley (2nd L), Courtney Hurley (C) and Maya Lawrence of the U.S. (R) celebrate their victory with their coach at the end of the women's eppe team bronze medal fencing competition against Russia at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 4, 2012.

Fencing team of the U. celebrate their victory at the end of the women's eppe team bronze medal fencing competition against Russia at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Enzo Lefort of France battles Laurence Halsted of Great Britain during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

Enzo Lefort of France battles Laurence Halsted of Great Britain during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2012 in London, England.

Alexy Cheremisinov of Russia and Jamie Kenber of Great Britain compete in the Men's Foil Team Final at the Fencing Invitational, part of the "London Prepares" series at ExCel in London, on November 27, 2011. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Alexy Cheremisinov of Russia and Jamie Kenber of Great Britain compete in the Men's Foil Team Final at the Fencing Invitational, part of the "London Prepares" series at ExCel in London, on November (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Chieko Sugawara of Japan competes against Sophie Troiano of Great Britain  Chieko Sugawara of Japan competes against Sophie Troiano of Great Britain in the women's Foil Team Fencing placement 7-8 on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2, 2012.

Chieko Sugawara of Japan competes against Sophie Troiano of Great Britain in the women's Foil Team Fencing placement on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August

James Davis of Great Britain and Marcel Marcilloux of France compete during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

James Davis of Great Britain and Marcel Marcilloux of France compete during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2012 in London, England.

Courtney Hurley of the U.S. (R) competes against Russia's Anna Sivkova.  Amazing stance!

Courtney Hurley of the U. (R) competes against Russia's Anna Sivkova during their women's eppe team bronze medal fencing match at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games August

Great Britain's Laurence Halsted poses for a photograph during the Fencing Olympic Team annou...

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Great Britain's Laurence Halsted poses for a photograph during the Fencing Olympic Team annou.

James Davis of Great Britain competes during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification 5-8 on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

James Davis of Great Britain competes during the Men's Foil Team Fencing Classification on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2012 in London, England.

Richard Kruse (32) is a British fencer specializing in the foil.  He has represented Great Britain at the Summer Olympics three times.  In 2015, he was part of the Great Britain team that shocked Olympic champions Italy to win the first European Games in team foil. #RichardKruse #Fencing #GreatBritain #Olympics #Foil #Champion

10 Questions with Richard Kruse

Richard Kruse is a British fencer specializing in the foil. He has represented Great Britain at the Summer Olympics three times. In he was part of the Great Britain team that shocked Olympic champions Italy to win the first European Games in team foil.

Fencing team of the U.S. celebrate their victory at the end of the women's eppe team bronze medal fencing competition against Russia at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Fencing team of the U. celebrate their victory at the end of the women's eppe team bronze medal fencing competition against Russia at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Husayn Rosowsky of Great Britain competes against Tarek Ayad of Egypt during the Men's Foil Team Fencing on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

Husayn Rosowsky of Great Britain competes against Tarek Ayad of Egypt during the Men's Foil Team Fencing on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 2012 in London, England.

These young men are the elite of Britain's fencing team chosen for the Olympic Games 2016. The guys are hot and watch out in Rio!

These young men are the elite of Britain's fencing team chosen for the Olympic Games The guys are hot and watch out in Rio!

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