US Olympic Fencing Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad

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US Olympic Fencing Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad
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Fencing has been in the Olympics since the first Olympiad in Greece in 1896.

From its days of having three events awarded with medals to now with 10 medals awards, fencing is one of the more interesting sports in my book.

Contested in individual foil, épée and sabre, and team foil and sabre in this year's Olympics, the U.S. has shown improvement over the last few Olympics.

In total, the U.S. has won the sixth most Olympic fencing medals with 20. France is first with 115, while Italy is second with 114.

U.S. took home silver in the men's team sabre and women's team foil, and bronze in the women's team sabre in the 2008 Olympics. The women also dominated in the individual sabre competition, sweeping the medals as Mariel Zagunis won her second-straight gold, with Sada Jacobson took silver and Rebecca Ward took bronze.

Here's a look at the team the U.S. will send to the 2012 London Olympics.

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