There are five games that have been challenged at each Olympics since the inaugural Games in 1896, and one of them is fencing. A workmanship beginning in Spain in the 1400's, it was embraced and refined into the game we observe today by the Italians and the French. It's no happenstance that today Italy and France remain the highest quality level, having won the most awards in the occasion with 121 (Italy) and 115 (France) individually.
At the 2012 recreations, Italy bested their rivals with seven aggregate awards while France left flat broke. Be that as it may, in Rio, France is hoping to come back to unmistakable quality, while the United States, which won just a single award—bronze in ladies' group epee—at the London Games, will hope to set up themselves as world forces.
Group USA hasn't won a men's fencing award since 1904, yet their 2016 Olympic group may be the most grounded yet. The U.S. ought to battle for decorations in every individual train, and also in the men's thwart, ladies' epee and ladies' saber group occasions. Alexander Massialas, the No. 1-positioned thwart on the planet, will be the best seek after gold. The ladies' U.S. group is tied down by two-time Olympic gold medalist Mariel Zagunis, who's an award most loved in saber. The most enriched fencer in American history, Zagunis was picked as a U.S. hail carrier for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
The ladies of Team Italy are lead by Arianna Errigo (thwart), who has been among the main four on the planet rankings consistently going back to 2008. Subsequent to leaving London with the silver, she's hoping to add an individual gold decoration to her résumé. Rossella Fiamingo (Épée), a quarterfinalist in London and now two-time protecting title holder, likewise has her eyes set on gold.
For the men, Enrico Garozzo, a first time Olympian in the epée, is the following star of Italian fencing. To date, his most noteworthy individual putting is third at the 2014 big showdown. In the saber, Diego Occhiuzzi and Aldo Montano completed second and third in 2012; they'll be pushing each other (and whatever is left of the field) to their most noteworthy focuses in quest for the gold.
Driving the French resurgence is Grumier Gauthier (Épée). The world épée No. 1 completed first at the 2015 European titles and second at big showdowns however will contend in the Olympics surprisingly. Alongside kindred main ten kinsmen Daniel Jérent and Yannick Borel, they make up the group epée that positions No. 1 on the planet.