Best of Rio 2016 Summer Olympics: Fencing (29 images)

Part of the Olympic program for 120 years, since the first modern games in 1896, fencing is both and individual and team sport, for both men and women.
Updated: Aug. 13, 2016 at 3:21 PM
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Fencer Mariel Zagunis of the United States, right, questions a call by he judges during her match against Russia's Yana Egorian in the Women's Team Saber semifinals at Carioca 3 Arena at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2016. The United States lost 45-42 to Russia and will now compete with Italy for the bronze medal. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI..
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Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad of the United States, right, celebrates a point in her match against Russia's Yana Egorian in the Women's Team Saber semifinals at Carioca 3 Arena at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2016. The United States lost 45-42 to Russia and will now compete with Italy for the bronze medal. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI..
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The Russian Federation team celebrates their victory against the United States in the Women's Team Saber semifinals at Carioca 3 Arena at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2016. Russia won 45-42 an will now face Ukraine in the finals. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI..
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Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad of the United States, right, competes in the Women's Team Saber semifinals against Russia's Sofya Velikaya at Carioca 3 Arena at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2016. The United States lost 45-42 to Russia and will now compete with Italy for the bronze medal. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI..
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Fencer Mariel Zagunis of the United States sits down on the piste after losing to Russia in the Women's Team Saber semifinals at Carioca 3 Arena at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2016. The United States lost 45-42 to Russia and will now compete with Italy for the bronze medal. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI..
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Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad of the United States, right, celebrates a point in her match against Russia's Yana Egorian in the Women's Team Saber semifinals at Carioca 3 Arena at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2016. The United States lost 45-42 to Russia and will now compete with Italy for the bronze medal. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI..
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South Korean Kim Jung-Hwan celebrates after defeating Iranian Mojtaba Abedini to win bronze in the Men's Fencing Individual Saber at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 10, 2016. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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